Faire un tour sur soi-même

Matthieu Gary / La Volte cirque


– June 2022 –


© Étienne Charles

A lecture on the somersault. Faire un tour sur soi-même is a very personal investigation about movement.

A one-man show halfway between an autobiographical account of twenty years of acrobatic practice and a lecture i.e. the accumulation of observations, images and philosophical, sociological and historical reading.

What is a somersault? What is it for? Where to see somersaults? How long have we been performing somersaults? These are some of the questions I will try to answer.

-> Faire un tour sur soi-même has won Artcena’s prize for the production of playwriting 2022 (Aide nationale à la création de textes dramatiques 2022).


Written and performed by Matthieu Gary
Outside eyes Alice Zeniter
Lights Etienne Charles
Office Management Clémence Mugard L’Avant Courrier
Administration Valeria Vukadin

Partners & Co-producers

Production: Compagnie la Volte-cirque, with l’Avant courrier

Co-producers: Le Plongeoir – Cité du Cirque, Pôle Cirque Le Mans (72) ; Le Grand R, scène nationale, La Roche-sur-Yon (85) ; Cie MPTA – festival les Utopistes (69) ; ONYX-Scène conventionnée de Saint-Herblain (44) ; Communauté d’Agglomération Mont Saint-Michel, Normandie (50).

Support: Le Monfort théâtre, Paris (75) ; La Fabrique – laboratoire artistique Dervallières, Nantes (44)

Basic facts

June 2022

Show-conference, Indoor, proscenium or semi circular stage,1 50 people 
70 min – From 13 years on

Clémence Mugard
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