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 Kumulus Theatre company

Translated by Isabel Pitman


Harsh reality and raw sensitivity - that is what it's all about.

Inspired by the work of Pina Bausch, Jérôme Bosch and Alain Platel, Barthélemy Bompard imbues his work with an air of German Expressionism, pushing emotions to fever pitch.
Kumulus, his theatre company, uses gesture, words and sound to adapt and address themes from daily life and international topical issues, including racism, madness and exodus…
The way in which of the productions are written and staged revolve around one major, theatrical factor: public spaces.



The Kumulus Theatre Company is subsidised by the French Ministry of Culture / D.R.A.C. (French Regional Cultural Affairs Authority), and works with the support of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Region and the Drôme Department.


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Kumulus presents Cirque Cumulus







                                  Next production for 2019



It is about a theatre director and his performers «on the downward slope» daring to create a circus show.


They are used to laying themselves bare in front of an audience. And today, they have nothing left to lose. Bursting with life and shaking up the everyday, they are prepared to juggle, even in crutches, and let everything go.


With their bodies ravaged by years of living as street performers, their weary joints worn away, they invent unusual, moving and funny acts that push the boundaries, walk on a knife-edge and take your breath away, as you keep your eyes fixed on the performer who might fall at any second without a safety net.



This is the artistic file of the next production

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