Pas perdus

A circus show mixing theater carpentery and tenderess

The boxes remember the time
when they were trees.
Men remember they will end in a box.
So they play, climbing trees,
building and riding horses or sailing
fragile boats, with passion and agility,
with you, and with a joyful hunger,
to swallow the world in

Pas Perdus performed for six years, from 2007 to 2013 in Belgium, France, Switzerland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Portugal, England, the USA, Singapore and Japan. In July 2008, the show was part of the programme at the “Off Festival” held at the Théâtre des Doms in Avignon, and in August 2010 it was played at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland.


Ccollective creation by Les Argonautes by and with : Benji Bernard, Etienne Borel,Christian Gmünder et Philippe Van de Weghe

Directed by : Louis Spagna

Light design : Stef De Strooper, in collaboration with Anne Straetmans

Technique : Anne Straetmans

Costumes design : Benoît Escarmelle, relised by Natalia Fandiño

Many thanks to Leslie for having given us a brilliant vinyl record, which she laid her hands on at a flea market.

With the support of the Ministry of the french community Wallonie-Bruxelles, La Roseraie, Latitude 50°, the Cultural Centre of Braine l'Alleud, Pierre de Lune, Halles de Schaerbeek, the House of Culture of Tournai, the Cultural Centre of Engis and Espace Catatstrophe. In coproduction with Humorologie.


Photos: Antoinette Chaudron / Pierre Borasci


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This is a production which has been honed to perfection, yet it still carries a frisson of danger. [...] Les Argonautes manage to be accessible to all without dumbing down, intelligent yet beautifully simple. But ultimately, nothing written down on paper could do full justice to the craft on display here, you’ll just have to go an see it yourself.
Kelly Apter - the scotsman ☆☆☆☆☆  - Edinburg Festival Fringe, Aug 2010

The comedy is so clever, so assured, that the actual musical virtuosity comes as a surprise and a bonus.
Mary Brennan - The Herald ☆☆☆☆ - Edinburg Festival Fringe, Aug 2010


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