The Great Wander

Collectif Protocole · Poetic Juggling · France

Monchique · Aljezur · Odemira · Santiago do Cacém
9 TO 30 OCT
Collectif Protocole    •    Poetic Juggling    •    France

The Great Wander

Périplo is a "juggling journey” that seeks the poetry hidden in the territories covered. Périplo is an itinerant performance, consisting of stages of performances that take place in the towns and cities it passes through. Périplo is like a continuous performance, which takes place 24 hours a day, designed for a long time. A juggler leaves for several days alongside a guest who will be different each week. This guest can be an artist or a local person with whom the juggler will walk and talk. During this time, the juggler shares what he/she has learnt, what he/she thought, what he/she has rehearsed and created, with everyone who crosses his/her path, as a performative travel diary that is offered to those who encounter him/her.

When the juggler and his/her guest reach a previously scheduled specific point, which could be in Monchique, Aljezur, Odemira and Santiago do Cacém, there will be a performance, a ceremony to reunite with the rest of the company's jugglers.The route and the meetings held will be filmed, documented and shared on our websites and social networks.

Artistic and technical credits

Paul Cretin-Sombardier, Thomas Dequidt, Sylvain Pascal, Valentina Santori, Pietro Selva Bonino, Johan Swartvagher Jugglers

Alexandre Verbiese Music composition, interpretation and improvisation

Caroline Sotta Production and coordination

Erwan Sautereau Multipurpose technician


Grande Partida (Grand Departure)
Monchique – Old sawmill parking lot
9 OCT (sat) – 4:00PM
Inserted in the programme of Lavrar o Mar

Cerimónia do Mar (Sea Ceremony)
Aljezur – Largo da Igreja Nova
16 OCT (sat) – 4:00PM
Inserted in the programme of Lavrar o Mar

Cerimónia do Mira (Mira Ceremony)
Odemira – Jardim Ribeirinho do Mira
23 OCT (sat) – 4:00PM

Grande Chegada (Grand Arrival)
Santiago do Cacém – PSRFUA - Sociedade Recreativa Filarmónica União Artística ( Location )

30 OCT (sat) – 4:00PM

Age rating  for all audiences

Free entrance