© Jean-Marc Schneider

A canine and juggling choregraphy

« We explore the human-animal relationship, in a sensitive, friendly and kindly way. In our world, we tend to focus on communication and information frenetically relayed by the media. Meanwhile, we observe that direct dialogues are limited and physical contact is reduced to its simplest form. Non-verbal communication - which animals have - is disappearing.
In that show, my partner is a white female long-haired Swiss shepherd dog. Dogs restore the balance between body and mind. She does not understand our words but knows every intentions and unexpressed feelings we - as humans - perceive poorly nay not at all.»

V. Couprie

This diabolo master and his partner revisit with virtuosity the ancient practice of "dog training". Their relationship reveals a disconcerting humanity. This striking and poignant show is a pure moment of sensitiveness and love. More than a true story, a live story !

ConnexiO Outdoor or Indoor

From 35' | suitable for all, family show

To learn more about the learning method with the dog, click here to watch a video clip filmed
at La Cascade, Pôle National des Arts du Cirque for La Nuit du Cirque Numérique.


Technical rider on request

all terrain show


Ground area : 8 m (in diameter)

Height : 5 m

Flat, non-slip floor


Creators, interpreter, co-autors : Vladimir Couprie and his wolf-friend.

Director, sound designer and co-autor : Christophe Morisset

Composers, musicians and co-autors : Pauline Leblond (bugle, trumpet) and Toine Cnockaert (drums)

Soundtrack composer (mixing), sound system : Renaud Carton De Tournai

Set design, costumes creation and accessor consultant : Aline Breucker.

Help with the choreographic research : Ambre Lavignac

Lighting design and general directors : Nicolas Diaz and Alexis Dansin

Technical manager : Vladimir Couprie

Technician (alternately) : Gert De Cooman

Conceptor and constructor of the wooden floor : Gert De Cooman, Kenzo Tokuoka, helped by Joppe Wouters and Vladimir Couprie

Final design and wooden floor's soldering : Johan Eggers

Help with wooden floor modification: Gert De Cooman and Vladimir Couprie

Production manager: Vladimir Couprie

Help in writing the files: Florence Martin-Kessler, Émilie Bouillaguet, Nathalie Mélis and Kenzo Tokuoka

Painter of the poster: Nathalie Novi

Administrative officers: Aline Lourtie and Elana Rillh

Co-production and supports

Théâtre de Liège / Festival Namur en Mai /La Brèche, Pôle National Cirque de Normandie / Cherbourg-en-Cotentin en partenariat avec l’Espace culturel Buisson / MARS – Mons arts de la scène / Dommelhof - Theater op de Markt / Festival international des arts de la rue de Chassepierre / La Cascade, Pôle National des Arts du Cirque Rhône-Alpes Ardèche / Wolubilis, Centre de création/ Centre des arts de la rue d'Ath / One Chicken Farm / PERPLX VZW / Latitude 50, Pôle des arts du cirque et de la rue / Miramiro vzw / La Maison de la culture de Tournai - La Piste aux Espoirs / Foyer Populaire - Espace d'Inventions du Centre Culturel du Brabant Wallon / Festival Détours en Tournugeois - Le Galpon/ Centre Culturel d'Engis - Festival les Tchafornis / La Maison des jonglages - Centre culturel Jean Houdremont de La Courneuve / Wallonie-Bruxelles Théâtre-Danse / Wallonie-Bruxelles International / SACD / Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles / Direction générale de la Culture / Service général des Arts de la Scène / Service du Cirque, des Arts Forains et de la Rue.

Calendar Connexio

  • 2 July 2022 | CHERLEROI (BE) Centre Culturel Régional de Charleroi 

  • 3 July 2022 | ENGIS (BE) Centre culturel / Festival Tchafornis 

  • 5 July 2022 | NEVERS (58) Les Zaccros d'ma Rue 

  • 6 July 2022 | NEVERS (58) Les Zaccros d'ma Rue 

  • 8 July 2022 | TURIN (IT) Sul Filo del Circo 

  • 9 July 2022 | TURIN (IT) Sul Filo del Circo 


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