FOUTAISE / Compagnie Des Pieds Perchés (CH)

International Guest
performance length: 50 min
things between ropes and the earth: stunning vertical rope acrobatics and comedy for the entire family
no language barrier
conceived, choreographed, and performed by: Stéphanie N’Duhirahe, Morgane Widmer
"Besides presenting excellent acrobatic skills, Foutaise is a playful and exuberant performance thanks to its original direction and funny situations. In their show Morgane and Stéphanie created a peculiar world made of ropes, strings and various cords.” (Dana Jará, Divadelní noviny)

Foutaise is a unique performance of acrobatics on aerial ropes, and it combines acrobatic skills, theatrical elements and a great sense of humour.

These two Swiss performers use their aerial ropes to weave a playful tale for all audiences. The ropes sometimes bind and even intertwine them, bringing them together or sometimes separating them, here a rope makes a bridge for them, and there it is an obstacle. Their rope work provides both comic situations and dangerous stunts. The ropes aren't just the means of a battle with gravity, they also represent sprays of water, streams, or a bridge, and thanks to them the acrobats create their own language in a new world.

These up and coming women acrobates use all the elements available onstage, above all using each other's body strength and stability to push the boundaries of what is possible in aerial acrobatics.

Compagnie des pieds perchés

The Compagnie des pieds perchés is an emerging circus company. The core members of the company are Stéphanie N'Duhirahe and Morgan Widmer. They wish to create astonishing and thrilling circus performances adapted for all types of audience. Stéphanie graduated from l'école Supérieure des Beaux-arts in Geneva and l’école de Cirque de Québec in Canada, Morgane at the l'E.S.A.C (école Supérieure des Arts du cirque de Bruxelles). The aerial rope is their favorite means of expression.
This performance was first performed in February 2010 at Cirqueon in Prague and at the Swiss Festival „En bonne compagnie” ine La Caserne.

This performance of Foutaise in the Alfred ve dvoře Theatre takes place thanks to the support of the Swiss Embassy in Prague.

Photo: Vojtěch Brtnický Photo: Vojtěch Brtnický Photo: Vojtěch Brtnický