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 Francs-Moisins.
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 Mère” 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...
DIDIER ANDRÉ, BRAD DENYS, DOMINIQUE GIMONPREZ, DAPHNÉ MAUGER, CYRILLE MUSY, IRMA OMERZO, CHRISTOPHE WAKSMANN, AUDREY YVARS, CÉLINE ZORDIA
JOSEPH RACAILLE, SPOT, SIR-CUS
PHILIPPE GUILLOTEL, CATHERINE COUSTÈRE, DIDIER DESPIN AND JEAN MALO
JOSEPH RACAILLE, SPOT, SIR-CUS...
BRAD DENYS, MILOS GALKO ,DOMINIQUE GRIMOMPREZ, DAPHNÉ MAUGER, IRMA OMERZO, CHRISTOPHE WAKSMANN, CÉLINE ZORDIA
BEHIN THE SCENE
BEGOÑA GARCIA-NAVAS ET ANGUS LANGSTAFF
JEAN BARAT ET RÉGIS-ADRIEN VIOGEAT
JEAN MALO AND HÉLÈNE MARTIN
ARRANGEMENTS OF TRITURES
PATRICK LEFEBVRE (CYRKATOMIK)
COORDINATION OF WORKSHOPS
Co-produced by DCA, Festival de Saint Denis, with the Saint Denis municipal authority, the Seine Saint Denis regional authority, the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, the Consortium of Stade de France, the Sponsoring unit of the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, Théâtre Contemporain de la Danse, Seine Saint-Denis Social Action Fund (Préfecture), Inter-ministerial Delegation for Saint Denis, the French Association for Artistic Action (AFAA).
DCA would like to thank the teams of the Saint-Denis Festival, municipal services, local residents, associations and schools of the district of Franc Moisin / Bel Air.