Les Colporteurs


This show is presented as part of the festival Livraisons d’été.

The story of Méandres starts with Étoile-Mât: circus equipment, poetic object, and center for the staging of many of Les Colporteurs’ creations. Created in 2006 in partnership with the Académie Fratellini, Étoile brings together the disciplines of the tight wire, embodied by Molly Saudek, and the Chinese mast, which Sandrine Juglair is a master of.

Beyond its unprecedented object, Méandres tells the story of a woman at the bottom of the mast, a woman isolated and removed from everything, a woman who wants to escape from the world, a woman who has decided to let herself go—to let her body and imagination dance.


Plus d’information : lescolporteurs.com

Artistes de cirque : Molly Saudek et Sandrine Juglair

Staging, dramaturgy : Antoine Rigot

Artistic Council : Agathe Olivier

Music : Tiziano Scali

Costumes : Anaïs Clarté

Technical direction : Pierre-Yves Chouin

Scenography : Patrick Vindimian et Antoine Rigot

Construction : Patrick Vindimian et Sylvain Georget

Production : Cie Les Colporteurs

Coproduction : La Cascade, Bourg St Andéol, PNAC Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes / La Cité Cirque, Pôle régional cirque, Le Mans / Les Subsistances, Lyon

Soutien : SACD/Académie Fratellini – Processus Cirque

Résidences : La Griotte/Cirque Trotolla – La Cascade, Bourg St Andéol, PNAC Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes – La Cité Cirque, Pôle régional cirque, Le Mans – Les Subsistances, Lyon – La Brêche, PNAC Cherbourg

La compagnie Les Colporteurs est soutenue par le Ministère de la Culture et est reconnue “compagnie nationale”, elle est conventionnée par la DRAC Auvergne Rhône Alpes, la Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, le conseil départemental de l’Ardèche et est soutenue par la Ville du Teil d’Ardèche.

Molly Saudek is a tight wire dancer and choreographer. She began her career at 11 with the Smirkus circus in the United States, then enrolled in Montreal’s National Circus School in 1994. She won the silver medal at the Festival mondial du cirque de demain in Paris in 1998 and went on to work with big, well-known circuses such as Cirkus Cirkör (Sweden), Cirque du Soleil (Canada), Big Apple Circus (USA), and Cirque Plume (France). In 2005, Fil Sous la Neige brought her to France and she has lived here since. Today Molly travels as a duo with Florent Blondeau, an artist from Fil Sous La Neige and Tarina.

Sandrine Juglair is a Chinese mast acrobat. Trained at the Centre National des Arts du Cirque in Châlons-en-Champagne, in 2008 she took part in the graduation performance, La part du loup, directed by Fatou Traoré. Sandrine then joined Cie Cahin-Caha for REV and worked on various projects, in particular with La Scabreuse, choreographer François Raffinot, and La Scala in Milan. In 2011 she created a short-form called J’aurais voulu with wire walker Jean-Charles Gaume.