Premiere on December 2nd & 3rd 2019
in Maison de la Culture de Nevers Agglomération
Shadow theatre and music, suitable for all ages, from 8 years old
At the first light of dawn, the Natchav circus arrives in town. Soon, the first blows of the sledgehammer ring out, and the sound of the immense canvas whipping through the air can be heard as it unfurls along the tent poles being hoisted towards the sky. But the town’s authorities do not hear these sounds with a poetic ear and oppose their arrival... The circus artists resist ; an acrobat is arrested and an entire world finds itself imprisoned.
Natchav, meaning “to go away, to run away” in Rromani, recounts the adventures of a circus that, to remain free, defies every rule, including the law of gravity. As if in a live-action film, four stage technicians and two soundscape musicians take us on a journey behind the scenes of this innovative, multi-faceted shadow theatre experience.