SANCTUAIRE SAUVAGE - Collectif Rafale ©Milan SzypuraHaytham Pictures

Sanctuaire Sauvage

Collectif Rafale

Neptumium Ratons

Des hommes qui portent et des femmes qui tiennent

INNOCENCE Scie du bourgeon©Davide Garrone


La Scie du Bourgeon

Les idées grises Cie Barks©Daniel Michelon

Les Idées Grises

Compagnie Barks

FACE A : Block Party

Des hommes qui portent et des femmes qui tiennent

HYPERLAXE Te Koop ©Alice Khol


Compagnie Te Koop

Léger Démêlé Collectif a sens unique ©Fabrice Mertens

Léger démêlé

Collectif À Sens Unique

125 BPM - Duo Andre Leo ©Laura Granelli

125 BPM

Duo André Leo

Sanctuaire Sauvage

Collectif Rafale [Belgium]

Rain has a way of bringing out the contours of everything; it throws a coloured blanket over previously invisible things; instead of an intermittent and thus fragmented world, the steadily falling rain creates a continuity of an acoustic experience. - John Hull, becoming blind at the age of 45 -

SANCTUAIRE SAUVAGE is a live sound performance that uses circus bodies to produce an acoustic universe.

Our approach is centered on the state of blindness and is freely inspired from lives and stories of blind people.

It all starts with two sisters. The dad could never see neither of them. The sisters want to share the way of their father to feel. Especially the discovery that the loss of sight opens a new way of experiencing the world.

The idea is to offer another approach of the performing arts by moving away from sight and developing other ways to experience circus.

We want to offer our audience a sensorial experiment that will transport them somewhere else by increasing their perception of their other senses beyond their sight, in order to create another reality.

Indoor show with a singular bleacher

CircusNext Laureate 2018-2019


Collectif Rafale

Created in 2017, the Collectif Rafale is the outcome of the desire of 4 artists to gather & confront their language, in order to create original live shows.

After different artistics encounters – creation of small Circus Acts, participation in artistic labs,… – Collectif Rafale decided to create a new kind of structure through the conception of the show Sanctuaire Sauvage.
The core idea is the search for a common scenic language, being the result of the confrontation of their circus techniques & their very own artistic and creative universe : one juggler, a duo of acrobatic lifts, and a set designer.


Created and performed by
Julien Pierrot, Thibaut Lezervant & Sonia Massou
Cécile Massou
Artistic collaboration
Anaïs Ruales, Victor Praud & Jérémy David
Anaïs Ruales
Jérémy David & Victor Praud
Outside eyes
Jérémy David & Daniel Schmitz
Sarah Simili
Coproduction & Creation Residencies
Espace Catastrophe – Centre International de Création des Arts du CirqueBE, Maison de la Culture de TournaiBE & Latitude 50 – pôle arts du cirque et de la rueBE
Creation Residencies
CIRCa – Festival du Cirque ActuelFR, Espace Périphérique – Paris La VilletteFR, La Grainerie – Fabrique des arts du cirque et de l’itinéranceFR, CIAM – Centre International des Arts en MouvementFR, MiramiroBE, CCBW – Centre culturel du Brabant wallonBE, CircuscentrumBE, Maison de la Culture de TournaiBE, Le Stampia – les Baladins du MiroirBE, Centre Culturel PERWEZBE, Centre Culturel de BeauraingBE, Station CircusSU & TENT Circustheater productiePA
With the help of
Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles – Service du Cirque, des Arts forains & de la RueBE & Circus NextEU
With the support of
AVH Toulouse – Association Valentin HaüyFR & Centre Culturel d’EghezéeBE


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