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June 8, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - June 9, 2022 @ 8:00 pm



2022 06 08 20:00 

2022 06 09 19:00

KTU Architektūros ir statybos institutas (Tunelio str. 60)



In a powerful body-to-body confrontation, two harnessed men play at manipulating each other’s bodies. The cautious pleasure they take in transforming each other into an instrument, an apparatus, a playground or a battlefield engages them in a struggle with mutual consent. Between traction and attraction, they do not aim for power over the other, but rather power with the other.

In Cuir, Arno Ferrera and Gilles Polet seek to maintain a relationship of person to person, which does not call for a conflicting confrontation, nor a win-lose relationship. One may want to subordinate the other, to force him to follow, to impose a situation on him, but the other may also be in a state of acceptance, in a willingness to follow this obligation. Both men then enjoy their positions, with consent, without any hierarchy. To do this, they explore the capacities of their bodies with the help of equestrian harnesses, usually reserved for draught work and ploughing. The strength thus acquired allows them to be gentle. Not only does the harness amplify the potential of human traction, but it is also an illuminator. Through the physical commitment to serving others with this archaic tool, the two acrobats seek a state where instinct and will become visible and tangible.


Creators: Arno Ferrera, Mika Lafforgue and Gilles Polet

Artistic direction: Arno Ferrera

Performers:  Arno Ferrera and Gilles Polet

Duration: 35′

Recommended: 14+

External eye: Paola Rizza

Choreographic eye: Benjamin Kahn

Sound adviser: Amaury Vanderborght

With complicity of: Alexandre Fray

Light designer: Florent Blanchon

Light and sound technician: Pierre-Jean Faggiani

Saddler: Jara Buschhoff

Costumes design: Jennifer Defays

Administration, production, booking: Caroline Cardoso, Lou Henry & Anaïs Longiéras

Photography: Valérie Frossard

Video: Romain Vennekens

Press relations: Estelle Laurentin

Graphic design: Ekta

Production: Un loup pour l’homme

Coproduction: Le Bateau Feu, SN Dunkerque (FR), Theater op De Markt, Neerpelt (BE), Larural, Créon (FR), Perspectives Sarrebruck (DE).

Support: Conseil Régional Hauts-de-France, SACD / Processus Cirque, Fonds Transfabrik (fonds franco-allemand pour le spectacle vivant). Un loup pour l’homme is supported by French Ministry of Culture / Direction régionale des affaires culturelles Hauts-de-France. Un loup pour l’homme is member of FILAGE (Lille, FR).

Partners residencies: Tanzhaus Zurich (CH), Theater op De Markt Neerpelt (BE), L’échalier St Agil (FR), Larural Créon (FR), Le Moulin du Roc SN de Niort (FR), Latitude 50 pôle arts du cirque et de la rue Marchin (BE), Le Prato Pôle National Cirque de Lille (FR), Katapult Berlin (DE), La Faïencerie & La Locomotive Creil (FR)



June 8, 2022 @ 8:00 pm
June 9, 2022 @ 8:00 pm


KTU Architektūros ir statybos institutas