The cycle of Absurd

The cycle of Absurd Creation 2020 - for Centre National des Arts du Cirque



Duration 1 h 25 – all public from 7 years old

To speak of the absurdity of men,
who seek to know their reason for being, in a world whose reason is beyond them.
An amusing, humanistic and offbeat look at the human being,
who only knows what he understands.
Deployed in the three dimensions of space and a chiaroscuro universe,
fourteen young aspiring circus artists take over the ring. Faced with emptiness, the unknown,
in the discovery of their aptitudes or the fragility of their equilibrium, they sketch the singularities of man…
and the strength he has to make his limits flutter.

At the request of the Centre National des Arts du Cirque,
Raphaëlle Boitel directs the graduation show of the 32nd class.
She seizes the circular space of the circus, whether in a permanent or circus tent,
to bring these young circus performers, and as many disciplines,
into the physical and visual aesthetics of the company.

At the request of the Centre National des Arts du Cirque,
Raphaëlle Boitel directs the graduation show of the 32nd class.





Director and choreography Raphaëlle Boitel
Artistic collaboration, lighting, scenography, Spider design Tristan Baudoin
Original music Arthur Bison
Costumes Romane Cassard & Lilou Hérin
Technical & artistic assistant Nicolas Lourdelle
Assistant Alba Faivre, Julieta Salz
Sound design Nicolas Gardel
Performers Tia Balacey, Fleuriane Cornet, Cannelle Maire,
Vassikili Rossillion, Maria Jesus Penjean Puig,
Alberto Diaz Gutierrez, Pablo Fraile Ruiz,
Marin Garnier, Giuseppe Germini,
Erwan Tarlet, Ricardo Serrao Mendes,
Mohamed Rarhib




November 8,9 2022 I Château Rouge, Scène conventionnée d’Annemasse (74) 

November 29 to december 4 2022 I TANDEM scène nationale, Hippodrome de Douai (59)

December 10 to 17 2022 I La Comédie de Clermont-Ferrand, scène nationale (63)

January 13 to 15 2023 I Cirque Théâtre d’Elbeuf (76) 

April 25 to 27 2023 I Bonlieu scène nationale, Annecy (74) 

May 2 to 4 2023 I Maison de la Culture d’Amiens (80) 

May 11 to 13 2023 I Le Phénix, scène nationale pôle européen de création, Valenciennes (59) 

June 14 to 17 2023 I Maillon, Théâtre de Strasbourg, scène européenne (67)

June 22,23 2023 I Théâtre Les Quinconces, Le Mans (72) 





Production CNAC & La Cie l’Oublié(e) de Raphaëlle Boitel ;
revival of creation, adaptation and tour 2022/2023
Cie L’Oublié(e) – Raphaëlle Boitel is in companionship at Agora PNC Boulazac Aquitaine
It is subsidized by the Ministry of Culture DRAC Nouvelle-Aquitaine
and supported by the city of Boulazac Isle Le Manoire,
the departmental council of the Dordogne and the Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine