Photo : Résiste © Nikola Milatovic
Les filles du renard pâle
Spectacular tightrope walker high over public space
For all ages
It will be a first in Rennes for this young company directed by tightrope walker and high-wire artist, Johanne Humblet. Created in 2019, this piece is the first instalment of a three-part series (Résiste / Respire / Révolte) designed for the new “unstable wire” structure now used in the dizzying adventures of the Filles du Renard Pâle company. High above us, this new mobile cable apparatus tilts and turns, offering a range of different balancing effects, resistances and possibilities. Hanging by a thread (or a wire in this case), this aerial show is a new opportunity to push the limits with music written by Deadwood and sung by Johann Candoré.

After her performance in Funambule In-situ, Belgian Johanne Humblet, trained at Académie Fratellini, certainly doesn’t see any limits to the spaces of freedom and artistic creation that her art form offers. In 24h sur le fil, she talked with the audience, took naps, played and ate. In Reste, she invented other aerial performances suspended for hours high above the audience. Balancing on the high wire, in this latest adventure, she ventures onto a mobile wire, a new apparatus that ties in the work of tightrope and high-wire walking, two disciplines that use different techniques and balancing skills.

“In the writing, I want the wire to be able to break, to suddenly slacken, to unhook,” she explains. “In any case, the idea is for it to be mobile and to give it a real role in expressing the feeling of resistance.”

With the creation of Résiste, a piece that includes a singer and fully involved stage manager, the new apparatus becomes an actor and the centrepiece of the show. Whether upright, hanging, tucked or sideways on the high unstable wire, Johanne Humblet gives substance to this absurd struggle, this cry of freedom, this yearning towards the unknown. There’s just one rule: anything can happen!


Les filles du renard pâle

Created in Châlons by two long-time friends who met during their professional training at Académie Fratellini (Paris), Les filles du Renard Pâle company now produces the artistic projects of tightrope walker and high-wire artist, Johanne Humblet. These days, Virginie Fremaux focuses on graphic design and remains the company’s graphic designer. Creating different forms of tightrope walking performances for public space (24h sur le fil, Reste !, Funambule in-situ), Johanne Humblet focuses her work on finding and surpassing one’s limits, with a desire to share her art, meet others and share ideas. With the creation of Résiste in 2019, then Respire in 2020 she has pursued her artistic approach by building a new apparatus, specially designed for the company, which gives mobility to the high-wire. Her three-part series will end with Révolte, while other productions continue to tour in festivals.


Production : Les filles du Renard Pâle

Aide à la création : Ministère de la Culture-DGCA / DRAC du Grand-Est / Région Grand-Est / Département de la Marne

Coproduction et accueil en résidence : Bonlieu Scène Nationale Annecy / Le PALC, Pôle National des Arts du Cirque/ 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

Coproduction et préachats : Éclat(s) de rue – ville de Caen / Les Halles de Schaerbeek – Bruxelles

Soutiens et accueil en résidence : La Cascade, Pôle National Cirque Ardèche-Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes / Cirk’éole / Le Boulon, Centre National des Arts de la Rue et de l’Espace Public / Académie Fratellini

Soutiens : Scènes de rue de Mulhouse


Création collective sous la direction artistique de Johanne Humblet
Collaboration à la mise en scène : Yann Ecauvre
Collaboration artistique : Maxime Bourdon
Création musicale : Deadwood
Funambule : Johanne Humblet
Chanteuse : Violette Legrand
Régie générale et plateau : Matthieu Duval
Construction : Steve Duprez
Régie son : Jérémy Manche
Création lumière : David Baudenon / ou / Clément Bonnin
Costumes : Solenne Capmas
Chausson de fil : Maison Clairvoy
Construction Fil Instable : Sud Side
Graphisme : Virginie Fremaux
Presse : Elektronlibre – Olivier Saksik, Manon Rouquet
Logistique: Romane Vanderstichele
Administration, production, diffusion : Bérénice Riollet

Friday 02 July 2021
22:30 > 23:30
Parc du Thabor, Carré Duguesclin, Rennes
Entrance : place Saint-Melaine
Saturday 03 July 2021
22:30 > 23:30
Parc du Thabor, Carré Duguesclin, Rennes
Entrance : place Saint-Melaine

Free • No reservation required • The doors will open 30 minutes before the beginning of the show
500 seats
More information 02 99 32 56 56

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The association is supported by the City of Rennes, the Brittany Region, the Ille-et-Vilaine Department & the ministry of culture.

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