During the 1998 Football World Cup, based on an initiative of the City of Saint-Denis, where is company is located, DCA set up a circus in an empty lot near the housing estates of Bel Air and Franc-Moisin.
Around the big top, where each evening a new version of Triton (created in 1990) was performed, the company built a bunch of small shacks, in the style of carnival side shows from ages past. Each stand featured a unique attraction: “The Exploradrome,” the “Nutella Spreading Machine,” the “Diesel Photo Booth”... You could also find a radio studio in the drainpipes, called “The Voice of Triton,” a lady minding the public toilets putting on her own show, the “Maison du MÃ¨re” and three restaurants run by women's groups from around the neighborhood. It was like a little city out of a dream.
The only things missing were a parade of child-barkers, wild animal tamers, jugglers, magicians, and a cardboard zoo on wheels...
OVERALL COORDINATION: PASCALE HENROT
DIRECTION: PHILIPPE DECOUFLÃ‰
TECHNICAL DURECTION: LAHLOU BENAMIROUCHE
DIDIER ANDRÃ‰, BRAD DENYS, DOMINIQUE GIMONPREZ, DAPHNÃ‰ MAUGER, CYRILLE MUSY, IRMA OMERZO, CHRISTOPHE WAKSMANN, AUDREY YVARS, CÃ‰LINE ZORDIA
JOSEPH RACAILLE, SPOT, SIR-CUS
PHILIPPE GUILLOTEL, CATHERINE COUSTÃˆRE, DIDIER DESPIN AND JEAN MALO
DIRECTOR: PHILIPPE DECOUFLÃ‰
MUSIC: JOSEPH RACAILLE, SPOT, SIR-CUS...
COSTUME DESIGN: PHILIPPE GUILLOTEL
SET 1998: PIERRE-JEAN VERBRAEKEN
SET 1990 : YVES BERNARD
LIGHTS: PATRICE BESOMBES
ASSISTANT CHOREGRAPHY: MAGALI CAILLET
ON STAGE: BRAD DENYS, MILOS GALKO ,DOMINIQUE GRIMOMPREZ, DAPHNÃ‰ MAUGER, IRMA OMERZO, CHRISTOPHE WAKSMANN, CÃ‰LINE ZORDIA
BEHIN THE SCENE :
SET CONTROL:Â PIERRE-JEAN VERBRAEKEN
LIGHT CONTROL: BEGOÃ‘A GARCIA-NAVAS ET ANGUS LANGSTAFF
SOUND CONTROL: FRANCK RICHARD
DIRECT SOUND: JEAN BARAT ET RÃ‰GIS-ADRIEN VIOGEAT
DRESSER:Â JEAN MALO AND HÃ‰LÃˆNE MARTIN
POSTER DESIGN: RÃ‰MI
ARRANGEMENTS OF TRITURES: PATRICK LEFEBVRE (CYRKATOMIK)
COORDINATION OF WORKSHOPS: CHLOÃ‰ BAN
POSTER DESIGN: RÃ‰MI
Co-produced by DCA - Festival de Saint Denis, with the Saint Denis municipal authority, theÂ Seine Saint Denis regional authority, the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, the Consortium of Stade de France, the Sponsoring unit of theÂ Caisse des DÃ©pÃ´ts et Consignations, ThÃ©Ã¢tre Contemporain de la Danse, Seine Saint-Denis Social Action Fund (PrÃ©fecture), Inter-ministerial Delegation forÂ Saint Denis, the French Association for Artistic Action (AFAA).
DCA would like to thank the teams of theÂ Saint-Denis Festival, municipal services, local residents, associations and schools of the district of Franc Moisin / Bel Air.