Soka Tira Osoa
Tightrope and Musical Show

If everything starts from the ground, why not imagine a crossing that starts here with you? Why don’t we pull this rope together and see where it takes us? Soka Tira Osoa is both spectacular and participative, a space where people can meet and help each other.

Playing with the codes of the show, we decided to put all the trades in this same place of artist. Riggers, musicians, sound engineers, tightrope walkers. Everyone starts from the ground before rising. We invite you to take a look behind the artistic scenes, to experience a simple moment when it’s easy to ask the audience for help when we need it. “You need a lot of people to be many”. Soka Tira Osoa takes the audience along with the artists on the thread of a story drawn by a group of people.

Convinced that a tightrope walk is only possible with the help and involvement of everyone, the question Basinga wishes to raise is that of being, of being together, and of the importance of everyone’s role.

Height: 4.50m / Length: 26m / Capacity: 1000 spectators / Duration: 40 minutes – 1 performance per day / 1 tightrope walker, 3 musicians, 4 technicians – Creation 2022


Coproduction & Residency:

| Production: Association l’Oktopus | Co-productions and residencies: Scènes et Cinés, conventioned scene Art en territoire Istres / CIRCa PNC Auch Gers Occitanie / FURIES-Le PALC PNC Châlons-en-Champagne and the Théâtre de la Madeleine Troyes / l’Agora PNC Boulazac Aquitaine / La Verrerie PNC Alès and l’Oktopus, Sauve / Les Scènes Croisées de Lozère and the Rudeboy Crew | Co-productions: Les Ateliers Médicis, Clichy-sous-Bois / ARCHAOS PNC Méditerranée | Residency: Centre de Création Artistique et Technique NIL OBSTRAT / Scène nationale Carré-Colonnes | Support: Region Occitanie, DRAC Occitanie, Conseil départemental du Gard

The Basinga company is subsidized by the Ministry of Culture – DRAC Occitanie, for its 2022-2023 project. The company is supported in all its projects by the BNP Paribas Foundation.

Distribution (casting): Tightrope walker: Tatiana-Mosio Bongonga, Technical director: Jan Naets, Musicians: Djeylaroz, Adrien Amey, Makeda Monnet or Lovisa Elwerdotter, Riggers: Gäel Honegger, Simon Pourqué, Sound engineer: François-Xavier Delaby or Geoffrey Durcak, Choreographic vision: Anna Rodriguez; Costume designer: Louisa Gesset-Hernandez, Assistant director: Deborah Benveniste, Production: Camille Foucher and Mathilde Wahl, Delegated production : Oktopus Association – Lila Bouguin-Villiers, Monalisa Marchand

Cultural Action to Open Up

To make this small form a bigger part of your territory, we can organize tightrope-walking workshops.

Tightrope Workshops:

When we start the “Soka Tira Osoa” installation and when the tightrope walker is training, we often get requests to try out tightrope walk with the balance beam. We can plan times of discovery, exchange and sharing around this discipline. These initiations also provide an opportunity to get the measure of the funambulist performance to come, by experiencing the sensations of this art up close.

These workshops can take place in the public space in an unconvoked or organized way, with groups coming to the “Soka Tira Osoa” performance space.

GRIP Workshop

Group for Research and Interaction with walls and Partitions. .

Discovery of the rope access technician’s work. Because the art of tightrope walking is not just the art of walking on a wire, but also the art of making paths appear in the sky, and to make them real with all the ingenuity possible. These workshops take place outdoors, in selected locations. Participants will work with the daily tools used by rope access technicians (pulley systems, ropes, karabiners, etc.) to explore notions of tension and strength, by creating a collective zip-line or rappelling.

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For more information, please contact Camille Foucher at cie[at]