THE ONE & the one at the Festival Off d'Avignon

We keep going, we are now heading for 2021!  
Fabulous Austrian-French Clown Duo Anna de Lirium & Colette Gomette heading to the Festival Off d'Avignon - now 2021!

Dear supporters,
we, the crazy Clownduo Anna de Lirium & Colette Gomette, proudly present our international show “THE ONE & the one” – a visual clown show for all audiences!
It has already toured through 14 countries (most of them in Latin America) and now we’re finally heading for Europe! 
We want to present our work at the “Festival Off d’Avignon” 2021
It’s the most important showcase in order to enter the French cultural scene, 
so please, dear friends, lovers and fans, help us to conquer France by supporting us! :-) 
more information at our website: 

For this exciting adventure there are many fees to be paid such as rent for the theater, accommodation, travel costs and salaries for people who we will need to help us there.
We will have some income with the tickets for the show but even if we would be sold out everyday we can never cover the costs with this nor can we pay ourselves for performing everyday during 3 weeks.
The minimum total amount that we will need to cover is around € 25.000 but don’t worry! ;-) 

For now we’re beginning with just the first step of our goal which is to reach € 5.000. 
With this we can already cover travel costs and part of the accommodation.
After that we will see …
You can support us with any amount that you like - if many of you help us with a small amount it will add up quickly and: YEAH!

and if you prefer to do a money transfer directly to our account:
IBAN: AT81 2060 2000 0171 0144

We have no subventions or any other official support, we will pay everything out of our own pocket - we can’t do it without you! 
If you want to see more performances of “THE ONE & the one” in Europe – support us! Otherwise we’ll only become famous in Latin America ;-)
We will be tremendously happy and thankful! :-)

The budget plan:
rent Espace Alya: € 7.500
accommodation: € 4.750
salaries artists, technician and helpers: € 5.000
fees for communication, publicity, inscription, SACD, etc.: € 6.000
travel costs: € 1.500
total: € 24.750
estimated income through tickets: € 7.500
(but this is the big unknown ...)
to be financed: € 17.250


about the show:
THE ONE & the one
In the long tradition of famous comic duos like Harlecchino & Brighella, Footit & Chocolat, Laurel & Hardy, Jerry Lewis & Dean Martin, we now bring you Anna de Lirium and Colette Gomette! A knockout combination, an all-female clown duo.
The tall one and the short one.
The burly one and the tiny one.
The laughs are huge, but it’s about so much more than just their difference in size.
One thinks of herself as smarter than the other one who is stupid enough to believe that she is.
The tall Anna is a big bundle of affection, always ready to help, just so that the other one will notice her. Whereas the tiny Colette revendicates freedom and independence without actually knowing what they are or where to find them.
One's strength is her size, the other’s, her speed.
Tied to each other like Yin and Yang, bacon and eggs, cheese and wine, separate but united, together but... just how far apart is the right distance?
Their fragile balancing act mirrors our humanity and shows us the difficulties of human relationships. The excess of kindness, the hidden desires, and the selfishness that can challenge a friendship.

about us:
Hélène Gustin
Clown, dancer and teacher, trained at the École d’Art Dramatique Charles Dullin in Paris, 1981. Her clown character Colette Gomette was born 1995 – a formidable clown known for her primitive and asocial temper. She has performed in France, Belgium, Portugal, Austria, Chili, Brazil, Colombia, and Canada…
She also works for Le Rire Médecin (Clown Doctors) visiting children in hospitals since 1996. After touring with her show “Les hommes ont 2 pattes de moins que les animaux” (Humans have 2 paws less than the animals) she is currently touring her last creation “Colette Gomette Prézidente”.
Hélène Gustin is a clown teacher and offers training for Le Rire Médecin in Paris, Hôpiclowns in Geneva, Switzerland (where she is also the artistic adviser), Fil Rouge in Lausanne Switzerland, Rote Nasen in Austria, L’Ecole Internationale Le Samovar in Bagnolet, La Ferme de Trielle in Cantal, la Fabrique Jaspir…

Tanja Simma
She is a graduate of the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and trained with Henri Brugat and Wolfgang Gufler at the École de Mime et Clown in France. She was the first female Austrian to perform with Cirque du Soleil and appeared in “La Nouba” in the United States, “Pomp Duck and Circumstance” in Germany and the first production of “Palazzo” in Vienna.
She is the driving force of her “Comicompany”, co-founder of Theater Olé, the first clown theatre in Vienna and she is one of the key members of the Rote Nasen Clown Doctors.
She celebrated 25 years on stage in 2012 with the world premiere of her first solo show “Anna de Lirium in THE SUBSTITUTE” directed by Jango Edwards.  She has worked with Andreas Simma (Théâtre du Soleil) and is currently touring her solo show “Anna de Lirium - ALIVE! In Concert”
Tanja has toured in several countries: Spain, Portugal, Finland, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Brazil and Colombia...



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