You are about to witness the ascent of a high-flying tightrope walker!
In perfect equilibrium, the emptiness grows beneath her feet. Perched in the sky, she takes her time, has fun, plays with the audience, revels in this moment of immense freedom, and realizes she never wants to come down...
Accompanied by live music, each of her steps is rhythmic. Imbued with strength and fragility, the music and the artist progress together. Each stumble is righted by the voice, each movement is accentuated by musical punctuation.
A complete moment of freedom shared with glittering musicians.
Respire [Breathe] is a necessary burst of air, an optimistic note, the courage to always keep moving forward...
Created under the artistic direction of Johanne Humblet
Tightrope Johanne Humblet
Music Jérémy Manche, Anatole Petit, Violette Legrand, Annelies Jonkers
Technical coordinator Nicolas Lourdelle
Rigging technicians Nicolas Lourdelle, Yvan Bringard, Shaan Sauzéat, Rémy Legeay, Maël Bongini, Simon Pourqué, Jérémie Jambon
Light design Clément Bonnin
Sound design Mathieu Ryo
Costumes Solenne Capmas
Tightrope shoes Maison Clairvoy
Construction Steve Duprez, Cédric Bach, Rémy Legeay
Effects Etienne Cordeau
Teaser Thomas Bailly
Media relations Elektronlibre – Olivier Saksik, Manon Rouquet, Cindel Cattin
Administration, production Bérénice Riollet
Logistics Romane Vanderstichele
Production Les Filles du Renard Pâle
Development support DRAC Grand-Est / Region Grand-Est
Coproduction Théâtre de la Coupe d’Or in Rochefort
Residencies Le Palc national circus center in Châlons-en-Champagne – Grand Est // Le PALC national circus center Grand-Est
Support Bonlieu Scène Nationale Annecy
"A thrilling and high-flying performance."
– Le Progrès
"The tightrope walker has a concentrated energy, the performance oscillates between the precision of the movements and the impressive sense of liberty, with sensational musical accompaniment from an orchestra wearing leather and sequins."
– Un Fauteuil pour l'Orchestre
The artistic projects of the Les Filles du Renard Pâle company are led by Johanne Humblet, an artist who creates different types of tightrope performances. Her various encounters and experiences on the wire have inspired Johanne Humble to expand her artistic research. Within the company, her work seeks to constantly surpass itself by identifying limits and then finding ways to break through them. All this is done with a tenacious commitment to creative collaboration, artistic encounters, and moments of sharing.