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The company

Un Loup pour l'Homme

The origins of Un loup pour l’homme lie in the encounter between two acrobats, the French carrier Alexandre Fray, and the flying acrobat Frédéric Arsenault from Quebec. Triggered by two shows created under the direction of Guy Alloucherie, they decide in 2005 to initiate a specific research on their approach of hand to hand balancing.

The first piece done by the company Appris par corps (2007 – Laureate of the Prize “Jeunes Talents Cirque Europe”), built upon real-life experience and an extraordinary physical commitment, endeavors to stand for a vision of the art of circus that is conceived as art of action, in which acrobatic virtuosity works to benefit a search for humanity.

The same human values drive the Grandmother Project that Alexandre started in 2006, which questions his carrying/base skills by being in contact with elderly people. Here the acrobatic gesture unveils a superb fragility, in the intimacy of the encounter between an old lady and an acrobat.

Strengthened by this success and experience, Un Loup pour l’Homme proposed a new creation in 2011, Face Nord. Four men explore a script full of rules and physical games, embarking the audience on an experience that establishes the origins of acrobatics within the innocence of childhood games.

In 2017, the team expanded around Rare Birds, a circular show based on a permanent evolution of movements in which, by developing perpetually transforming situations, six acrobats create chain reactions.

With more than 500 shows, the company is now reknown nationally and internationally.

©Slimane Brahimi

©Slimane Brahimi

©Frédéri Vernier

©Frédéri Vernier

©Jan Benz

©Slimane Brahimi

©Slimane Brahimi

©Frédéri Vernier

Team

The team of Un Loup pour l’Homme, led by Alexandre Fray, is now inter-national. Every member is bringing his/her energy, building the team by nurishing the dynamics of the group.

  • Pierre-Jean Faggiani, technical director
  • Arno Ferrera, acrobat
  • Alexandre Fray, acrobat and artistic director
  • Lou Henry, tour and production manager
  • Miriam Kooyman, artistic coordinator
  • Mika Lafforgue, acrobat
  • Caroline Maerten, administrative manager
  • Laurent Mulowsky, head builder of the tent
  • Sergi Parés, acrobat
  • Frédéri Vernier, acrobat
  • Špela Vodeb, acrobat

©Slimane Brahimi

©Slimane Brahimi

©Frédéri Vernier

Circus tent

With a circus tent, Un Loup pour l’homme is chosing mobility.

Even if we still perform in theaters, this mobile equipment, genuine home of our company, is bringing us into a collective adventure. It also enables another way to inhabit cities and provokes new meetings.

 

©Lou Henry

©Frédéri Vernier

©Frédéri Vernier

©Frédéri Vernier

©Frédéri Vernier

©Frédéri Vernier

©Slimane Brahimi