When angels fall

  • Theater
  • Family show
  • Danse
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.

Running time
1 : 10
Main auditorium

de 5 à 40 €

  • For everyone from 7 years old

direction and choreography Raphaëlle Boitel / artistic collaboration, set designer, lighting designer Tristan Baudoin / music, sound and light management Arthur Bison / costume designer Liliane Hérin / machinerie, accroches, plateau Nicolas Lourdelle / executive direction Julien Couzy / general administration Nicolas Rosset / production manager Jérémy Grandi

Production: Compagnie L’Oublié(e) / Raphaëlle Boitel
Coproduction: Office Artistique de la Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Agora Boulazac – Pôle national Cirque, Le Grand T – Théâtre de Loire-Atlantique, PEAK Performances – Montclair (USA), Plateforme 2 Pôles Cirque en Normandie / La Brèche à Cherbourg – Cirque-Théâtre d’Elbeuf, Le Carré Magique – Pôle national cirque en Bretagne, Le Grand R – Scène nationale de La Roche-sur-Yon, Scène nationale Carré-Colonnes, Relais Culturel Régional de la ville d’Argentan, Les 3T – Scène conventionnée de Châtellerault, Le Maillon – Théâtre de Strasbourg – Scène européenne

Supported by SPEDIDAM 
La Compagnie L’Oublié(e) / Raphaëlle Boitel est en compagnonnage à L’Agora – Pôle national cirque Boulazac Aquitaine.
Elle est conventionnée par le ministère de la Culture – DRAC Nouvelle-Aquitaine et soutenue par la Ville de Boulazac Isle Manoire, le Conseil départemental de la Dordogne et la Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine.