Circus love, Les Pêcheurs de Rêves by Stephanie Gengotti
Les Pêcheurs de Rêves is a small French Circus, where Florence and Vincent play the role of the clowns Za and Krapotte as a parody of their own lives and marriage. Real life mixes with fiction and the couple even married as clowns.
The Circus is both outdated and perfect; a multi-ethnic world without frontiers that, with its delight and its despair, is a metaphor for life. The artists live nomadically, following circular routes in precarious caravans. At the mercy of cold, wet winters and stifling summers, the circus symbolises both freedom and enslavement.
More than just art and creativity, the circus is patience and preparation, physical training and manual labour. It consists of study, design, blood and sweat; working hours to come up with a new show and long days of practice all for little financial or material security, and a staging ground that might be a supermarket parking lot.