50 minutes
Performed in theaters and circus tents
All audiences, ages 6 and up

“Mule” is the story of two acrobats, one complicated relationship, and very little space. By nature, a mule bears the heaviest of burdens without complaint, is absolutely stubborn, innately self-centered and unfathomably loyal. In the most cramped quarters, these acrobats cannot escape the mule in themselves or in one another. Their relationship takes physical form, acrobatic movements entangle and unravel them as they navigate the tender and vicious cycles of their intimacy. As they feel the full weight of their relationship in physical form, we find that sometimes the relationships with those we are closest to can be the heaviest load to bear.

CREATED & PERFORMED BY: Hélène Leveau & Aviva Rose-Williams

OUTSIDE EYE: Hugues Delforge

LIGHTING CREATION : Clémentine Pradier

COSTUMES: K-E Création

TOUR MANAGER & ADMINISTRATION : L’envoleur (Guillaume Cornu)

CO-PRODUCTION: PALC Pôle Régional Cirque Le Mans.

FUNDING: SPEDIDAM,La Région des Pays de la Loire, Ville du Mans, Crédit Agricole.

PARTNERS: L’atelier Lefeuvre & André, Château de Monthelon, Pol & Freddie, Théâtre de l’Enfumeraie, Karine Saporta – La Mue, Centre culturel Wolubilis, Kinetic Arts Center, Alex Machefel, M. Renard, K-E Création, Espace Catastrophe – Centre International de Création des Arts du Cirque [BE]-Aide à la résidence : Cité du cirque Marcel Marceau, Carré magique Pôle national des arts du cirque en Bretagne, Cie Marie Lenfant.