The company

Rose­line Guinet, Nico­las Bernard, Roger Bories, and Alain Rey­naud, the students, and André Riot-Sarcey, their clown­ art teacher, met ­­in 1986 at the National Center of Circus Arts in Châlons en Champagne, France (2nd pro­mo­tion). After becoming the first ­clowns certified with a state diploma in­ Decem­ber 1990, they create their own com­pagnie as early ­as January ­1991 in Bourg-Saint-Andéol, in the Ardèche county, and settled in 1992 in the former Rey­naud carpentry in the district of Tourne. While they are touring in France and abroad, anxious to get established and take part in the local life of Bourg-Saint-­Andéol, they imagine­­d and staged the memorable Cabarets Cham­pêtres in collab­oration­ with the Bourg Initia­tives Association, which will enchant the summer evenings of the spectators ­of Tourne ­from 1992 to 2008. ­ Les Nouveaux Nez have created all their­ performances from 1992 to 2008 at ­the Carpentry. ­ In addition, they have made it a place of real artistic encounters, trainings and creations, around the clown art, which will pre-fig­­­­ur­e La Cas­cade, the National Circus Pole which opened its doors in 2008. Since 2008, the com­pag­nie has been in permanent resi­dence at La Cas­cade, directed by Alain Rey­naud. The­ compagnie is now­ composed of Roseline­ Guinet, Raquel Esteve Mora, Nico­las Bernard, Alain Rey­naud, and André Riot-Sarcey.


Chapo Chapo Creation 2018

The tour


The team

Alain Reynaud

Clown, director.

Alain Reynaud is an artist but also the director of the Cascade, National Circus Center. Depending on the nature of his artistic projects, Alain Reynaud is sometimes stage director, sometimes performer and even trainer. He is a former student of the National Circus Arts Center (Chalon en Champagne, France), he graduated in 1990. This is the place where he met his partners of the Nouveaux Nez company. In 2015, he was invited to stage the final show of the 27th promotion called «Avec vue sur la piste». He staged «Circo Barolo» and «Roue Libre», the show «Klaxon» for the Akoreacro company and young audience shows for the «Adroite Gauche» company. In 2016, he shared the stage with Heinzi Lorenzen and Gabriel Chamé Buendia also clowns in «TRIIIO» produced by «Les Nouveaux Nez». He also writes. Indeed, he wrote and performed the show «Voyage sur place» which relates some of his childhood memories and the birth of his calling. He often collaborates with circus and theater schools (CNAC, ENSATT, Québec Circus School…) as a trainer