Les quatre points cardinaux sont trois : le nord et le sud
Creation 2023
work in progress
utoPistes Festival

Cie Ni Desnudo Ni Bajando La Escalera / Les quatre points cardinaux sont trois : le nord et le sud

Since 2015, the circus artist Andrés Labarca brings together in Chile a collective of artists from different universes, aesthetics and disciplines. He mixes the circus, music, painting, delirious scenographies, everyday scenes and adds the need to start from a space, that of everyday life, imbued with great realism, and a strong plastic quality.
This research on space, installations, objects, materials, the links between interior and exterior, is built in dialogue with sound writing, and the writing of movement.
The support in delegated production from the Festival utoPistes allows him today to anchor his research in Europe and to engage in new artistic collaborations. With Justine Bougerol, visual artist whose scenographic creations in dance-theatre echo her research, with Jérémie Papin, creator of light for the theatre. And, in view of all their artistic affinities, it is the possibility of engaging in a collaboration with the acrobat-actor Sylvain Decure.
One imagines an old house, formerly beautiful, with floors, burnt down.
A house by the sea, accompanied by sand, which salt water could not save.
This space will be in perpetual motion, by its structural fragility, and by the life that persists inside.
In a research that constantly mixes realism with the strange, through sound, scenographic and acrobatic movements, it is a question of revealing fault lines that will shape this inhabited universe.
Are the two characters brothers, lovers, friends, or one and the same presence? Are they from the same era? When did they live within these walls?
In this place, the circus discipline will make it possible to divert objects from their primary function, and to revisit the circus movement itself.

March 9 and 10, 2023 – Premieres as part of the SPRING festival at La Brèche, Pôle National Cirque de Normandie in partnership with Le Trident, Scène nationale de Cherbourg-en-Cotentin

Work in progress VIDEO 

Cast & Production

artistic design and performance

Andrés Labarca


Sylvain Decure

set design

Justine Bougerol in collaboration with Ni Desnudo Ni Bajando La Escalera company

sound design

Lola Etiève

artistique collaboration

Jean Paul Mengin and Gabriel Tondreau

lighting design

Jérémie Papin

set management

Flavien Renaudon

Production management

Festival utoPistes // Compagnie les mains les pieds et la tête aussi

Upcoming performances

December 7, 2022
sortie de Résidence au Théâtre de Bourg en Bresse
February 11, 2023
sortie de Résidence au Cratère avec La Verrerie d'Alès pole national cirque Occitanie
February 20, 2023
Résidence à La Brèche pole national cirque Cherbourg en Cotentin
March 9, 2023
Premières dans le cadre du festival spring - festival des nouvelles formes de cirque en Normandie Chrbourg en Cotentin