About the performance:


This short circus form reinvents the figure of the clown who was responsible for the famous hours of silent film. No matter if child or adult, we laugh at what falls on his head, as much amused by his fragility as his ability to get out of inextricable situations.

Bag on the back, he runs. Vagabond, fugitive, refugee of yesterday or today, he faces the obstacles that the life sows on its way. This physical acrobatic work depicts a world gone mad, where man is mistreated. In it, the figure of a utopian who dreams of a better world. With grace and innocence, Matias Pilet incarnates this manhandled hero. As an acrobat, mime, dancer, he excels with minimal means that touch us.


Media reactions:

“An unforgettable performance reminiscent of the works of Buster Keaton.

Thierry Voisin, Telerama, 2018

“Both philosophical and funny, this show reinvents the figure of the clown through pantomime and acrobatic stunts performed by a character straight out of a silent film, trying to escape… out of the tent!

Gérald Cordonier, 24 heures, 2019

About the authors:

Author and director Olivier Meyrou was trained at FEMIS, the French National Film School, he is a filmmaker, stage director and laureate of “Villa Médicis hors les murs”. Author and performer Matias Pilet was trained at the National School of Circus Arts in Rosny in France and at the Académie Fratellini with Alexandre Fournier. He is drawn to acrobatics and dance.

They have been working together since 2010 and since then have made several films and performances: TU, La Fuite, Anjalousia and the upcoming Huellas.

Performed by: Matias Pilet
Direction: Olivier Meyrou
Authors: Matias Pilet and Olivier Meyrou
Technical manager: Jules Pierret
Production: Lyévine-Marie Chevalier
Support: L’Agora (Boulazac, France), Villa Médicis (Rome, Italy), Palacio Pancas Palha (Lisbon, Portugal), Companhia Olga Roriz, Le Quai (Angers, France), Sébastien Savine, Arthur Chavaudret, Pierre Marie Lazaroo, Institut Français de Paris, Teatroskop


On the programme:
18 May 2023 at 16:00
Location: Main square
Duration: 45 minutes
Free entry