French circus company Les Filles du Renard Pâle’s Résiste is an evocative experimental tightrope act and trip hop concert in one. A dancer struggling with a tightrope that moves to music in the style of British electronic music from the early 90s.
When Les filles du renard pâle (Eng. The Daughters of the Pale Fox) create circus, it is often accompanied by electronic music and singing, and Résiste is no exception. The title means “Resist”, and with the tightrope alternately falling and tilting, the dancer constantly works with resistance moving through the unexpected for 40 minutes straight.
– I work a lot with the idea of taking risks, says Johanne Humblet, artistic director of Les filles du renard pâle. To move forward, you have to take risks. That is the message. One must dare the unknown. Anything is possible, as long as you give yourself the means to achieve it.
Circus in Dialogue with Music
Résiste is also a concert with original music by the band Deadwood, written especially for the show, together with a cover of French singer France Gall’s song Résiste. The music is reminiscent of trip-hop, British electronic music from the early 90’s, a style born in Bristol.
The music and the tightrope act were created in the same room, in dialogue, Johanne Humblet explains. Much like the work on the tightrope, the music moves between instability and balance. All with a carefree, humorous singer who is looking more to the audience than the tightrope dancer.
– Just like in life, we all want to be in relationships, but each also in their own universe.
February 10, 2022 at 19:00-19:45. Festival inauguration in the foyer from 18:00.
February 12, 2022 at 19:00-19:45. Mingle in the foyer from 18:00.
Where? Hangaren, Albyvägen 38 in Alby
Recommended age: 8 and up
Duration: 40 min
Ticket price: SEK 295
Language: Singing in French and English
Foyer opening hours, café and bar:
Premiere mingle in the foyer from 18:00 both days. Hangaren’s foyer, with café and bar, opens one hour before the show.
Cast & Crew
Produced by: Les filles du renard pâle
Collectively created under the artistic direction of Johanne Humblet
Directorial collaborator: Yann Ecauvre
Artistic collaborator: Maxime Bourdon
Tightrope walking: Johanne Humblet
Song: Violette Legrand
Stage manager, rigging: Steve Duprez
Sound manager: Jérémy Manche or Mathieu Ryo
Lighting design: David Baudenon or Clément Bonnin
Costume designer: Solenne Capmas
Tightwire Shoes: Maison Clairvoy
Construction of unstable tightwire: Sud Side
Logistics: Romane Vanderstichele
Administration, production, tour management: Bérénice Riollet
Funding for creation: Ministry of Culture-DGCA, DRAC du Grand-Est, Région Grand-Est, Département de la Marne
Co-production and residencies: Bonlieu Scène Nationale Annecy, Le PALC – Furies, Pôle National des Arts du Cirque et de la Rue en Préfiguration, Cirque Jules Verne, Pôle National des Arts du Cirque et de la Rue d’Amiens, CIRCA, Pôle National Cirque Auch, La Verrerie, Pôle National Cirque Occitanie
Co-production and pre-sale: Éclat (s) de rue – city of Caen, Les Halles de Schaerbeek – Brussels
Support and residencies: La Cascade, Ardèche-Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes National Circle Pole, Cirk’éole, Le Boulon, National Center for the Arts and Public Space, Académie Fratellini
With the support of: Scènes de rue de Mulhouse