where: Palác Akropolis

Despite themselves, the two artists are immediately identifiable by their hairstyles: Sanja, the girl with long orange hair on the wire, and Elice, the girl with long black hair on the trapeze. But for this show, there will be neither wire nor trapeze.

For Sanja Kosonen, tightrope walker, and Elice Abonce Muhonen, trapeze artist, Hair Hanging represents an unknown circus skill of which they had no previous knowledge and that they wanted to learn. They plunge with an instinctive desire to adapt this uniquely beautiful acrobatic figure.

But as such, it remains only a performance. They created a show with only “that" but generating a powerful evocative force: “horrible!", “magnificent!", “tragic!", “funny!", “stupid!", “terrible!"

Age guidance: 6+

Authors and performers: Sanja Kosonen & Elice Abonce Muhonen Outside eye: Tsirihaka Harrivel & Vimala Pons Lighting design and construction: Jérémie Bruyère Design and building of the structure: Michel Carpentier Musical creation and arrangements: Sébastien Wodjan, Tsirihaka Harrivel & Vimala Pons Costumes and hairstyling: Elice Abonce Muhonen & Sanja Kosonen Photos and video editing: Sébastien Armengol Stage management: Gautier Gravelle

Production: Association des clous – Mathilde Menand Administrative and organisation support: Galapiat Cirque – Emmanuelle Nonet Tour Management: l’Avant-Courrier – Louise-Michèle You

Co-production: Le Prato, Pôle national des Arts du Cirque dans le cadre du Plot / La Brèche – Pôle National des Arts du Cirque de Basse Normandie / La Cascade – Maison des arts du clown et du cirque In-residencies: Le Prato, pôle national des arts du cirque à Lille / Espace Périphérique (Ville de Paris-Parc de la Villette) / Les Nouvelles Subsistances – Laboratoire international de création artistique / La Brèche – Pôle National des Arts du Cirque de Basse Normandie / La Cascade – Maison des arts du clown et du cirque / Galapiat Cirque et le Carré Magique, pôle national des arts du cirque de Lannion Trégor

Supports: La Grainerie – fabrique des arts du cirque et de l’itinérance / Cirko, Helsinki(fi) / Sorin Cirkus, Tampere (fi) / Culture Commune, scène Nationale du bassin minier du Pas de Calais / MJC Bégard With the support of: Arts Council of Finland / Finnish Cultural Foundation and Kone Foundation.