“Fora” | AR companies – Alice Rende (France)


2nd of June 12:00 pm

2nd of June 7:00 pm

Menų spaustuvė / Arts Printing House

Age guidance: 8+

Show duration: 60 mins

This box, so small, forces her to contort herself. And there is the great escape… But, once outside, does this woman really free herself? The twists continue to reign over her body. As a sign of her inner struggle, she continues to defy invisible walls.

In Portuguese, Catalan, Sardinian & Occitan, FORA means “outside”. Alice Rende’s solo brings together two practices of flexibility & illusionism: enterology (the art of folding one’s entire body into a box which is clearly too small) & escapology (the art of escaping from shackles). Despite these striking techniques, we should all relate ourselves with the tightness.


*”Circusnext” Winning Project 2023

Original idea, conception and interpretation: Alice Rende

Construction : Benet Jofre and Cyril Dalex (Kob)

Light creation:Gautier Devoucoux

Sound creation:Thomas Baudriller et Chloé Levoy

Accomplice Regard:Michael Cerda

Research partner: Alessandra Vannucci

Responsible for distribution: Clemence Drak and Alina Yanikeeva

Structuring support:Lorraine Burger as part of Studio PACT- La Grainerie/Toulouse and Cie Hors Surface

Production : Compagnie Ar

Supports: Circus Next Winning Project – European Circus Label, SACD Winning Project / Circus Process

Winning First Gesture(s) Project. Subsidies: DRAC Nouvelle-Aquitaine. Co-productions: Les Subsistances, Espace Périphérique, Paris town hall, Parc de la Villette FR, Archaos National Circus Center of Marseille, La Grainerie, Circus arts factory, Le Lieu, creative space, National Circus School of Châtellerault, The Geste(s) Group, The Fairgrounds, St André de Cubzac, The Agora National Pole of Boulazac Circus. Residence assistance: The Cascade Pôle Nationale, Cirque Rhône-Alpes, Cirkorama, Up – Bruxelles, Cirqueon, Institut Français.


  • No admission after the event starts;
  • No photos / videos can be taken during the performance;.This event is recommended for visitors older than 8. If you are attending with small children, please choose seats closer to the exit, so that you can leave the venue quickly if necessary without disturbing other audience members enjoying the performance. Thank you for your understanding;