Les Voyages

Strangers arrive; they are passing through and they have a message. Dressed in black, they are scattered throughout the city. They connect with the environment and the people who happen to be there.

They fly through the air and form human ladders that place themselves on the walls of houses. They very gently take passers-by by the hand and lead them into unexpected places. All this happens without a fixed schedule, without a fixed sequence, without spotlights or a band to accompany them.

This is a touching, beautiful and at the same time surprising project, so take the time to watch and allow yourself to be taken by the hand into the adventure. And the message? You will have to find out for yourself.

Compagnie XY and its 18 artists have been performing on the world's great stages for more than 15 years; and now they will also bless and enchant the streets of Aarau.

There are two dates scheduled for this performance. Friday, June 16 and Sunday, June 18.

Concept + Performance Alice Noel, Amaia Valle, Basile Forest, Camille de Truchis, Denis Dulon, Diego Ruiz Moreno, Étienne Revenu, Julien Amiot, Guillaume Sendron, Jordi Puigoriol Esteban, Kritonas Anastasopoulos, Marianna Boldini, Marta Munoz Vila, Michaël Pallandre, Mikis Matsakis, Pablo «Otto» Monedero de Andres, Pierre Le Gouallec, Wilmer Marquez Outside Eye Olivier Comte Photographer on site Fabrice Dimier Production management Antoine Billaud Production Compagnie XY Co-production Lieux Publics, Centre national de création en espace public; Marseille; Le Phénix scène nationale Pôle européen de création, Valenciennes; Le Boulon, Centre national des arts de la rue et de l’espace public, Vieux Condé Residenzen EPPGHV-La Villette, Paris; La Faïencerie, Théâtre Creil Chambly; Lieux Publics, Centre national de création en espace public; Marseille; L'institut Français de Jérusalem, Nablus; l'école de cirque de Naplouse «Assirk Assaghir Nablus» Support BNP-Parisbas Foundation seit 2016, assoziiertes Künstlerkollektiv seit 2017 bei Phénix – Scène nationale of Valenciennes (Pôle européen de création), Valenciennes; Cirque- Théâtre d’Elbeuf – Pôle National Cirque in Normandie; seit 2021: Chaillot – Théâtre national de la Danse, Paris; Espace des Arts, Scène nationale Chalon-sur-Saône

75 Min.
Frei zugänglich
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Suitable for all ages | Throughout Aarau

With a little luck you will find Les Voyages somewhere in Aarau between Tuesday, June 13 and Sunday, June 18.


  1. FRI 16.06
  2. SUN 18.06

Festival opening* | La Ballade

After Starting at Stadthöfli, you can amble the streets in the midst of 18 performing acrobats of Compagnie XY and participating students of Cirque Intense, LeZartiCirque and Cie En Show. For those joining late, the route will be posted at Stadthöfli.

Friday, June 16 | from 6 p.m.
Starting point at Stadthöfli 
75 Minutes | free admission

* Official festival opening at the end of La Ballade. Afterwards it continues at 8 p.m. with TERCES or ENCATATION.

Le Grand Rendez-Vous

The grand finale by Compagnie XY in Aarau, who will be joined by the choir from the Stadtkirche Aarau and special guests.

Sunday, June 18 | 5:30 p.m.
75 minutes | free admission