Cie Underclouds


Recommended audience age 5+
Duration: 30 min

In its fourth work, company “Underclouds” combines two art forms – installation and performance. Launched in June 2022, “Inertie” brought together circus performers and a sculptor to co-create, develop and breathe life into a giant mobile sculpture that continuously changes in public space. The sculpture – a forgotten “spinning top”, an empty volume, an unused circular trajectory – comes to life, launched by two rope acrobats. Under the influence of gravity, it begins to create a new narrative. The two performers, echoing each other, try to find a balance to hover between the ground and the sky, or sometimes, on the contrary, they deliberately unbalance the “spinning top”, looking for dynamics and quick turns. Acrobats walk along narrow edges, surprising us with their elegant, poetic and expertly controlled movements. The sculpture becomes a separate, third character in this performance. A distant relative of the spinning top and the two acrobats who control it – a new visual experience of the circus in the public space, which everyone will be able to interpret in their own way: playfully, geometrically, scientifically or dreamily.

  • Performers
    Chloé Moura, Mathieu Hibon
  • Sculptor
    Ulysse Lacoste
  • Creative consultant
    Vassil Tasevski
  • Music
    Valentin Mussou
  • Author of the sound environment and sound design of the space
    Sylvain Nouguier
  • Costume designer
    Delphine Delavallade
  • Responsible for distribution
    Hugo Claude
  • Production administrator
    Sarah Douhaire
  • Supported by
    Le Conseil Départemental 54, La Région Grand-Est, DRAC Lorraine, Mairie de Nancy, FUSV
  • Coproduction with
    La Machinerie - Homecourt, La Transverse - Corbigny, CirQ’ônflex - Dijon, Le CCOUAC - Ecurey, Le Palc - Châlons-en-Champagne, Association GRAND CIEL (Grand Est)
  • With
    Cirk’Eole - Montigny-Lès-Metz, Le Mémo - Maxéville, Amadeus – designer and manufacturer of electro-acoustic diffusion systems
  • Residencies
    L’Abattoir CNAREP - Chalon-sur-Saône, La Transverse - Corbigny, Le Théâtre du Port Nord - Chalon-sur-Saône, U4 - Uckange, Château de Monthelon, Opéra de Dijon, Le Mémo - Maxéville, Le CCOUAC - Ecurey, Le Palc - Châlons-en-Champagne, Académie Fratellini - St-Denis, La Halle Verrière - Meisenthal

Free entrance.

Accessible for people with reduced mobility and impaired hearing.

When you attend this event, you enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur. By entering the event premises, you consent to such.

Past events

July 29 (Saturday) 19:00
July 30 (Sunday) 19:00
August 1 (Tuesday) 20:00
August 2 (Wednesday) 19:00