La Ruche - Circus and street theatre
La Ruche (the Hive), an area dedicated to street theatre and circus arts, is a treasure trove of delights, humming with creativity, hidden behind the quartier des Alpes. An unexpected clearing in the woods in which are located a series of « Honeycombs » or alveoli, the name given to the various performing spaces, installations and exhibitions that make up the hive. La Ruche is an open space that includes some original, raw, surrealist art exhibitions. It’s also an organic space that breathes, that teases us and that swallows us up, where myriad artists go about their business and where the various strolling players prepare before setting off to entertain the crowds across the Asse site. Active, honey-sweet and effervescent, its vocation is to surprise, enthral, fascinate and charm visitors of every generation.
"A Hive Full of Honey and 90% Pure Woman"
Musicians, actresses, dancers, comedians, photographers, performance artists, hucksters or interior decorators, the ‘creative woman’ is the guest of honour at this sixth edition of La Ruche. Far from wanting to make any statement about feminism or replicate international women’s day, or to defend this or that cause, we simply wanted to present some of the best of contemporary street theatre performers almost all of whom are women, a sort of antidote to the 2012 edition, which was 100% masculine. We will also be inviting you to discover and appreciate their diversity and emotions, as well as the manner in which they tackle comedy, set up a photo-shoot, and all they can teach us about lying and lying to ourselves. Woman is the future of the bee-keeper…
The "Alvéole" Mielimélo
Imaginative, colourful and brought to life by a band of 36 enthusiastic juniors, adults and students from the HES-SO, this play area situated within La Ruche is a real dream come true for the young and not quite so young alike. Catering for children from 6 to 12 years old, it has a host of activities, over-sized games, things to discover and all sorts of shows.
- Tuesday 23, Wednesday 24, Thursday 25 and Sunday 28 July until 10 p.m.
- Friday 26 and Saturday 27 July until 11 p.m
- sold outWednesday 18.07