- Raphaëlle Boitel
- Performed by
- Tristan Baudoin, Raphaëlle Boitel ou Louise Hardouin, Liliane Hérin, Nicolas Lourdelle, Mohamed Rarhib, Marie Tribouilloy, Emily Zuckerman
For circus performer Raphaëlle Boitel, imagining the future is the best way of changing the present. A glittering dystopia, When angels fall sends us spiralling with grace and poetry into a vigorous plea on behalf of the environment.
A group of women and men live here, between heaven and earth, survivors of a sunless world. They look at one another without seeing, clinging on to life. As for Mother Nature, she is long gone. The machines are in charge. However, a grain of sand has just been thrown into the gears of this totalitarian society: a character that unknowingly seeks out the light buried deep in every one of us.
Between circus, dance, theatre, and cinema, this tragi-comic piece immerses us in an absurd vision of our present. Articulated mechanical arms, Chinese poles, acrobatics… When angels fall conjures up a world full of striking images and compelling sensations. A chiaroscuro world inhabited by weird and wonderful beings, myriad reflections of the beauty and complexity of humankind.