Bruit de Couloir

Bruit de Couloir is inspired by a phenomenon called NDE - near death experience. However, this solo has nothing to do with death, it concerns life. At the heart of the show lies a unique choreographic style which links contemporary dance, hip hop and a method of juggling in which balls are both manipulated objects and movement catalysts.


Love, freedom, blood, sweat and rainstorms: Frantic is an explosive acrobatic exploration of our relentless devotion to busyness, the reality of a running mind and one man’s thirst for escape. Frantic features spectacular acrobatics and dance-theatre, choreographed around a wheel, with a hidden water system for a joyous finale danced in pouring rain.

Clément Dazin

Clément was interested in movement at a very young age and started gymnastics at the age of 6. By the age of 16, he had developed an interest in circus, particularly juggling, and worked with an amateur company, Point Bar, where he discovered his interest in choreography. During Clément’s training, he looked for links between contemporary dance, Hip Hop and juggling to expand his vocabulary.


Acrojou combine acrobatics, theatre and bespoke structures, creating highly visual contemporary circus shows which tour internationally. The company’s mission is to create ambitious physical performance with integrity: work addressing the human condition that is accessible, challenging, and crafted for presentation in public spaces where people of all ages and backgrounds can access it for free.

Bruit de Couloir|Distribution

Performer l Clément Dazin
Light Designer l Freddy Bonneau
Sound Designer l Grégory Adoir
Choreographic Outside Eyes l Bruno Dizien, Aragorn Boulanger et Johanne Saunier
Light Manager l Tony Guerin
Production, administration, booking l La Magnanerie – Julie Comte, Victor Leclère, Anne Herrmann, Sandrine Barrasso and Martin Galamez
Production Company l La Main de l’homme
Support and Partnership l Les Migrateurs, Strasbourg, Espace Athic, Obernai, Le Parc de la Villette –Résidences d’Artistes 2013, La Brèche, Pôle National des Arts du Cirque de Basse Normandie, le CND de Pantin, le Centre National des Arts du Cirque, Le Manège de Reims, Scène nationale, Aides au projet Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication (DRAC Alsace, DRAC Champagne- Ardennes/Rectorat de Reims), Ville et Communauté Urbaine de Strasbourg.

Frantic |Distribution

Conceived, Designed and Directed l Jeni Barnard
Performers l Barney White, Klaudia Wittmann
Technical Production l Richard Mowbray
Set Design l TMB Design Bristol
Costumes Designer l Ilona Karas
Sound Designer l Ross Flight
Choreography Consultation l Stephanie McMann

Frantic was co-commissioned by:Without Walls , Brighton Festival , Hat Fair , Winchester , Mintfest , Kendal and Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival , in partnership with 101 at Corn Exchange Newbury , The Point , Eastleigh , and Seachange Arts , Great Yarmouth. Originally developed through Gone in Twenty Minutes.