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A duet for a juggler and drummer, S’assurer de ses propres murmures is above all a story of friendship. Giving pride of place to receptiveness and virtuosity, Julien Clément and Pierre Pollet urge each other on until they reach a trance-like state.

A Persian rug and subdued lighting: on a stage that looks like a small lounge, juggler Julien Clément, a founding member of the Petit Travers collective, and drummer Pierre Pollet magnify the complementary nature of their art. Beginning with a minimalist game in an intimate atmosphere, the two artists gradually add complexity to their score until they attain a trance-like state. Joshing and encouraging their partner, they urge each other on as the tempo quickens and the sound builds and intensifies, while maintaining a subtle balance in which neither discipline ever gains the upper hand. In S’assurer de ses propres murmures, the duo reject gratuitous virtuoso gestures and further explore the relationship they created with the short-form Formule in 2017. Starting with the idea that listening, rather than speaking, is the basis for all dialogue, they give substance before our eyes to a kind of non-verbal poetry.


À partir de 6 ans



In Lyon metropolitan area



Piece for a juggler and a drummer - 2020

Art direction of the Collectif Petit Travers Julien Clément and Nicolas Mathis From and by Julien Clément juggling, Pierre Pollet drums Stage direction Nicolas Mathis Light design Thibault Thelleire Stage design Olivier Filipucci and Thibault Thelleire Costume design Sigolène Petey Sound device Olivier Filipucci Outside looks Rémi Luchez, Marie Papon and Alix Veillon Technical team on tour Luis Da Sylva, Mathilde Marcoux, Pierre-Jean Heude and Thibault Thelleire Production management Anna Delaval Management assistant Dorothée Alemany Logistics coordination Audrey Paquereau Production administration Géraldine Winckler

Production Collectif Petit Travers Coproduction and residencies Le Vellein - scènes de la CAPI, Théâtre Molière – Sète, scène nationale archipel de Thau, CCN2 – Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble as part of l’Accueil-Studio, La Cascade - Pôle National Cirque-Ardèche Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Financial support and residencies Plateforme 2 Pôles Cirques en Normandie, La Brèche in Cherbourg – Cirque Théâtre d’Elbeuf, Théâtre de Cusset-Ville de Cusset, Les SUBS, lieu vivant d’expériences artistiques, DÔME Théâtre With support from la SPEDIDAM and the Ville de Villeurbanne Le Collectif Petit Travers is subsidised by la Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and the Direction régionale des affaires culturelles Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.