Cie Sacékripa (France)




10 and 11 May at 9.30pm (Fri, Sat)

12 May at 4.30pm (Sun)

Portuguese Premiere

Technique: Object theatre Language: Without words For audiences over: +7 Running time: 50 min.

Presentation support: Institut Français du Portugal


Solo for a sublime manipulator of everyday objects…


A manipulator of everyday objects with a meticulous character, delicate and outrageously meet and tidy, finds himself on the crossroads between object theatre, miniature circus and involuntary clowning.


A man attempts to make the perfect cup of tea. It’s a delicate and obsessively ordered process. Vu is a show without words about the small obsessions of life. Those small obsessions which can become sickly obsessions fed by excessive attention to detail, making us completely lose our minds. Vu concerns a sensitive and meticulous man and his relationship with objects - how he transforms them and how in turn they affect him.


As a demonstration of eccentric wit, dexterity and ingenuity, Vu is a small masterpiece.


"There are many theatre shows that are great moments. Vu is one of those." - Ouest France


"Vu is a real jewel. Simplicity, humor and precision are the ingredients of this perfect theatre performance." - Le Quotidien de la Réunion


"Small wonders and everyday moments of magic are entirely what drives Vu (...). Who knew a cuppa could hold so much possibility? (…) In a festival where the act of manipulation is at its core, this piece shines (…)." - Erin Roche, EdinburghGuide ****


"Vu is a lesson in observation, rewarding close attention to the subtle and significant." - Gareth K. Vile, The List ****


"A jewel polished to the highest detail." - Magazine



The company Sacékripa was founded in 2003 by five circus artists of different origins who met in 2001 when they were at LIDO, the Centre for Circus Arts in Toulouse, France. They create multidisciplinary shows integrating the skills and expertise of its artists in juggling, acrobatics and physicality into theatre productions of physical humour, charm and occasional well-meaning pathos. The company Sacékripa performs successfully on festivals and in theatres all over the world.



Concept and performer: Etienne Manceau Outside eye: Sylvain Cousin Photography: Alexis Dorç, Camille Chalain Coproduction and artistic residency: Pronomade(s) en Haute Garonne, Centre National des Arts de la Rue, Le Samovar, Bagnolet, Quelques p’Arts… Centre National des Arts de la Rue et de l’Espace Public Support: CIRCa, Pôle National des Arts du Cirque, La Petite Pierre, Espace Catastrophe, Centre International de Création des Arts du Cirque, La Grainerie, Le Lido - Centre Municipal des Arts du Cirque de Toulouse, Eté de Vaour