LE POIDS DU VIDE / Compagnie des Pieds Perchés

new circus
performance length: 45 min
no language barrier
In a world of hanging ropes between the floor and the ceiling, where the only ally is empty space, two women play with the differences between what a person is, what she seems to be, and what she‘d like to be.

The imaginary red line weaving through this performance
is a fifty-metre long rope.
Two performers, Morgan and Stéphanie,
as different from each other as can be yet connected together, communicate to each other through their differences.
The performance itself tries to capture precise moments from everyday life - moments which might express everything, or perhaps mean nothing at all.

The Compagnie des Pieds Perchés is a new circus company performing in Switzerland, France and the Czech Republic. The core members of the company are Stéphanie N’Duhirahe and Morgane Widmer. They wish to create astonishing and thrilling circus performances adapted for all types of audience.

They have known each other since always. In their youth, they both discovered the circus arts in Switzerland, notably the aerial rope which later became their favorite means of expression. Afterwards, each
of them followed her own path for some time. Stéphanie graduated
at l‘École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Geneva and l’Ecole de Cirque
de Québec in Canada, Morgane at the l’ E.S.A.C (l‘École Supérieure des Arts du Cirque de Bruxelles).

After graduating in October 2009, both Morgane and Stéphanie wished to create a simple and funny performance for all audiences. Thus the Cie des Pieds Perchés was born together with their first show called „Foutaise” (assisted by Julie Burnier as director).

This show was presented for the first time in February 2010 at Cirqueon in Prague and was then presented internationally at different festivals in Canada, Italie, in Czech Republic, e.g. Cirk’UFF in Trutnov, and in Prague at Letni Letna festival, in Alfred ve dvoře Theatre,
in Divaldo Mlejn...
In 2013, Stéphanie and Morgane created their second show „Le poids du vide”. This street show was presented for the first time in June
in Cirk’UFF festival.

Other performances by this group:

Web pages of the group: www.ciepiedsperches.com

Premiére (first/opening night):
premiere outdoor in Cirk’UFF, 31.05.2013
Supported by:
Cirqueon, Divadlo Mlejn

Special thanks to:
This performance of „Le poids du vide“ in the Alfred ve dvoře Theatre takes place thanks to the support of the Swiss Embassy in Prague and to Alpiq Energy SE.