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Gliding between the notes of Purcell and Marc Mellits, 10 jugglers and four musicians craft a little utopia, where the collective is founded on its members’ differences and singularities.

How can one achieve commonality without losing one’s individuality? To tackle this tricky philosophical matter, the Petit Travers collective and the Debussy Quartet have devised a self-reflexive, large-format piece on the practice of juggling. Through its teaching workshops and amateur creations, the collective has gauged the incredible singularity of the performers it has encountered along the way; and firmly intends, in Nos matins intérieurs, to celebrate this wealth of diversity. On a stage like a Lego baseplate, where large cubes describe landscapes that all offer play potential, 10 jugglers of different generations and nationalities match their rhythms and gestures in harmonious tableaux, before taking turns to break away. Gliding through the sound architectures of contemporary composer Marc Mellits and Baroque titan Henry Purcell, and through texts by bricolage-writer Jean-Charles Massera, they make the Petit Travers credo shine bright, coaxing forth the “mystery of life” from “simple, easily perceptible principles”.



In Lyon metropolitan area


In Rhone-Alpes region

Villefontaine, Échirolles


Piece for 10 jugglers & the Quatuor Debussy – 2023

Art direction of the Collectif Petit Travers Julien Clément and Nicolas Mathis Writing Julien Clément and Nicolas Mathis Stage direction Nicolas Mathis Musical conception Christophe Collette With the musicians of the Quatuor Debussy Christophe Collette and Emmanuel Bernard, violins, Vincent Deprecq, viola, Cédric Conchon, cello With the jugglers of the Collectif Petit Travers Eyal Bor, Julien Clément, Rémi Darbois, Amélie Degrande, Bastien Dugas, Alexander Koblikov, Taichi Kotsuji, Carla Kühne, Emmanuel Ritoux, Anna Suraniti Music Henry Purcell, Marc Mellits Text & actor direction Jean-Charles Massera Light design Arno Veyrat Costumes Léonor Boyot Gellibert Speaking laboratory Stéphane Bonnard Stage design construction Olivier Filipucci Glimpse on movement Violeta Todo Gonzalez Technical direction & lighting François Dareys or Thibault Thelleire Sound technique Victor Page ou Eric Dutrievoz Direction collaboration Dorothée Alemany Production management Anna Delaval Logistics coordination Audrey Paquereau Technical coordination Samuel Wilmotte Production administration Géraldine Winckler

Production Collectif Petit Travers In complicity with le Quatuor Debussy Coproduction and residencies Maison de la Danse, Pôle européen de création, Lyon | La Biennale de Lyon | Le Carré magique, Pôle National Cirque en Bretagne | AGORA – Pôle National Cirque Boulazac – Nouvelle Aquitaine | Plateforme 2 Pôles Cirque en Normandie I La Brèche in Cherbourg and le Cirque Théâtre d’Elbeuf | Le Sirque, Pôle National des Arts du Cirque Nexon Nouvelle Aquitaine Coproduction La Villette, Paris | La Cité Bleue, Genève | Théâtre de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Scène nationale | Equinoxe - Scène nationale de Châteauroux | Le Carreau, Scène nationale de Forbach and de l’Est mosellan | La Rampe-La Ponatière, scène conventionnée d’intérêt national art and création danse and Musics, Echirolles Residencies Circa, Pôle National Cirque, Auch Gers Occitane | Théâtre de Privas – Scène conventionnée · Art en Territoire · Centre Ardèche | Théâtre National Populaire, Villeurbanne With support from the SPEDIDAM, Centre national de la Music and of the Ville de Villeurbanne Le Collectif Petit Travers is subsidised by le Ministère de la Culture (DRAC Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) and by la Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Le Quatuor Debussy is subsidised by le Ministère de la Culture (DRAC Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes), la Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and la Ville de Lyon. They are supported by la Métropole de Lyon, la SPEDIDAM and la SG Auvergne Rhône Alpes