Père (Father)

Cie Loïc Faure

One-man show for a crazy parent

All audiences – Creation November 2021

Artist statement, February 2020 – I became a father twice. Now a parent and an artist, I felt the urge to create a show about parenthood, about how my fatherhood came to nourish my artistic practice of juggling and vice versa. In the daily handling of strollers, diapers or bottles, I developed a new circus gesture specific to parenthood. Perhaps the most telling example is the stroller, with which I had the impression of discovering a whole new world; handles that fold, seat that turns, sun protection, different inclinations, the stroller has become an element of our daily life, which we have learned to master, or at least we try… Between dance manipulation, walking and carrying, I worked with this new means of transport like an acrobat discovers a new circus apparatus. What could be more universal than becoming a parent? Yet, paradoxically, everyone manages as they wish/can, to finally develop their own techniques. Becoming a parent is a joyful madness full of questioning and sometimes absurd situations that are a precious material for the circus artist that I am. I wish to share with the audience a poetic and clownish vision of this moment of life.


A creation of the Loïc Faure Company
Directed by Nicolas Diaz and Loïc Faure
Performance Loïc Faure
Technical direction and lighting design Nicolas Diaz
Sound creation Loïc Le Foll
Collaborative comments Sicaire Durieux and Sandrine Heyraud (Cie Chaliwaté) and Aline Breucker (Cie Side-Show)
Photos Clément Puig
Video Thomas Barlatier / La Lune urbaine
Graphic design Amandine Doms

Administration Myriam Chekhemani

Production and touring Gwénaëlle Leyssieux and Lou Tiphagne
Label Saison
34, rue Doudeauville – 75018 Paris +33(0)7 67 64 55 23

A production of the Compagnie Loïc Faure with the support of the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles

Coproduction La Maison des Jonglages – Scène conventionnée de La Courneuve, MA scène nationale – Pays de Montbéliard, le Théâtre de Chartres – Scène conventionnée

With the support of La Cascade – Pôle National des Arts du cirque, La Roseraie in Saint-Gilles (Belgium), L’Aghja in Ajaccio, La Batoude – Centre des Arts du Cirque et de la Rue in Beauvais, La Factory – Scènes permanentes in Avignon, Le Théâtre du Chevalet – Scène conventionnée de Noyon, Latitude 50 – Pôle des arts du cirque et de la rue, ASBL Devenirs – aide à la réalisation de décors (Marchin), la SACD, Wallonie Brussel international, Aires Libres