The Forgotten

The Forgotten creation 2014



Duration 1 h  – all public from 8 years old

Here begins a kind of tale:
a woman is at the bedside of an unconscious man.
The years go by.

One day, she decides to go looking for him.
Her perilous quest then becomes an initiatory course,
in which reality is gradually contaminated by the fantastic.

The Forgotten , the Company’s eponymous show,
was the first major form conceived by Raphaëlle Boitel.

This ambitious tale plunges us into a dreamlike and phantasmagorical universe in which questions of mourning,
of surpassing oneself, of filial ties or crossed destinies are evoked.

In this particularly physical theatre of images,
the fundamentals of the universe developed since then by Raphaëlle Boitel are established:

a hybrid vocabulary imbued with circus material,
inscribed in an organic visual, sensory and cinematographic writing,
deployed on the ground and in the air.

WithThe Forgotten, time becomes blurred, the imaginary emerges…
emotions in motion in an exploration of the intimate…




Director, choregraphy and conception Raphaëlle Boitel
Scenography, stage manager, flights and general manager Tristan Baudoin
Original music Arthur Bison
Artistic collaboration Alice Boitel
Choregraphy assistant Maya Masse
Lights Hervé Frichet & Tristan Baudoin 
Stage manager Silvère Boitel
Costumes Lilou Hérin
Sound manager Sylvain Lafourcade
With Raphaëlle Boitel, Aloïse Sauvage, Lilou Hérin,
Alice Boitel, Tristan Baudoin,
Silvère Boitel





Production Cie L’Oublié(e) – Raphaëlle Boitel

Coproduction Cirque Theatre d’Elbeuf •
PNC de Haute Normandie, Grand Théâtre de Provence,
Établissement Public du Parc et de la Grande Halle de la Villette, as well as : Théâtre de l’Archipel •
Scène nationale de Perpignan, La Verrerie d’Alès • PNC Languedoc-Roussillon, L’Hippodrome •
Scène nationale de Douai, Théâtre de Cusset • Scène conventionnée cirque, La Brèche, PNC Basse-Normandie / Cherbourg-Octeville •
L’Agora, PNC Boulazac Aquitaine • La Coursive, scène nationale de la Rochelle •
La Comédie, scène nationale de Clermont Ferrand • Théâtre de Lorient •
Le Carré – Les Colonnes, scène conventionnée, Saint Médard-en-Jalles et Blanquefort •
Soutien du projet PASS, circus Channel, le projet PASS Circus Channel
a été sélectionné dans le cadre du programme européen de coopération transfrontalière INTERREG IVA France manche) •
Angleterre, confinancé par le FEDER



Help for the creation Ministère de la Culture •
DRAC Languedoc-Roussillon, Région Languedoc-Roussillon, Conseil Général des Pyrénées-Orientales

Residence and support  Le Grand T • Théâtre de Loire-Atlantique •
CCN Créteil et Val-de-Marne • Académie Fratellini • Pôle Antonio Machado •
Alenya, Espace Périphérique






“Vertiginous! Like a well of images, this magical abyss is as spectacular as intimate. Raphaëlle Boitel brings to light our deepest and most repressed dreams with great dexterity.” Thomas Hahn

“On a thread stretching between fantasy and memory, R. Boitel leads us into a dreamlike course tainted in enchanting beauty.” Delphine Kilhoffer 

“A touch of Lynch here, a scent of ancient Kate Bush’s gothic romantism there, Raphaëlle Boitel and her crew have spreaded on La Vilette an epic blow, with superb and imaginative instants, creating “a sort of intimate memory in ruins” clear of any paradox, that one will carry durably in mind .” Gilles Renault

“The physical prowess is extraordinary. They arouse a communicative desire to fly, to run, to push oneself out of breath.”Ariane Bavelier
Le Figaro

© photos Marina Levitskaya