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 righting

Lola Étiève and Andrés Labarca


Sylvain Decure and Andrés Labarca

set design

Justine Bougerol and Ni Desnudo Ni Bajando La Escalera company

Design and production of patinas

Gabriel Tondreau

lighting design

Jérémie Papin

sound design

Lola Etiève


Jean-Paul Mengin

Stage management and machinery design

Flavien Renaudon

Construction of the house

by the workshops of the
MC93 House of Culture of Seine-Saint-Denis

Thanks to

Mathurin Bolze, Christine Bonnet, Marc Etiève, Joëlle Lacanal, Chloée Sanchez, Julian Sicard


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

With the support

de Festival utoPistes - Lyon
Métropole ; La Mouche, Théâtre de Saint-
Genis Laval ; APCIAC - Lyon Métropole ; Scène
nationale de Bourg-en-Bresse ; Plateforme
2 Pôles Cirque en Normandie / La Brèche à
Cherbourg et le Cirque-Théâtre d’Elbeuf ; Le
Plus Petit Cirque du Monde – Bagneux ; Espacio
Checoeslovaquia – Santiago du Chili (Chili) ;
CIRCa Pôle National Cirque – Auch ; La Verrerie
d’Alès - Pôle National Cirque Occitanie ; Théâtre
Molière Sète Scène Nationale Archipel de Thau ;
Espace le Kiasma - Castelnau ; Le Prato, Pôle
National Cirque - Lille ; Institut Français de Paris
/ Ville de Lyon ; Institut Français du Chili ; SACD /
Processus Cirque 2021 ; Direction Régionale des
Affaires Culturelles Auvergne Rhône-Alpes –
Aide au projet