• Compagnie Non Nova

    Compagnie Non Nova: P.P.P. | Photo © Jean-Luc Beaujault

    All things laid bare. Compagnie Non Nova is the trading name of Phia Ménard – formerly Philippe Ménard – a transgender artist and juggler whose great work P.P.P. is a cold, furious, burning piece on the seething contradictions of his/her life and experience – of being lonely and in-between, of being lustful and giddy with optimism. Phia was also a member of the influential French company Que-Cir-Que, and collaborated with the sociologist and researcher Jean-Michel Guy on the juggling lecture Jongleur pas confondre.

  • Magazine

    By John Ellingsworth on 2 May 2012 in Reviews

    In her last show P.P.P. the juggler Phia Ménard worked with ice — a substance that couldn't be held and that couldn't be dropped, and that would, slowly, change its state if left untouched; a substance that was 'unjuggleable'.

    By John Ellingsworth on 28 May 2010 in Features

    'I go to Stoa; a cold afternoon, a light rain. Walking out the back of the building where they load and unload the stage equipment there's a rank of entranceways with drawn-down metal shutters. No numbers or signs to differentiate the doors, but something catches the eye out on the concrete steps in front of one: two big lumps of ice, not sculpted, side-by-side, creature-like with melted runnels and reaching limbs. They're a little beautiful, and a little ugly, not really scintillating now in the weak sun, and they put me in mind of a throwaway replica of the stone statuettes that certain families place at the end of drives or on porches: for the time being at least, Compagnie Non Nova lives here.'

    Sideshow goes to Helsinki to see Philippe Ménard's Position Parallèle au Plancher, a work of fear, elation and longing played out within a stark landscape of ice.

  • Archive Events

    Compagnie Non Nova, L'Apres-midi d'un Foehn | Photo: Jean-Luc Beaujault
    19/10/2014 to 20/10/2014
    The Civic Barnsley
    Barnsley
    Compagnie Non Nova, L'Apres-midi d'un Foehn | Photo: Jean-Luc Beaujault
    16/10/2014 to 17/10/2014
    Bristol Old Vic
    Bristol
    Compagnie Non Nova, L'Apres-midi d'un Foehn | Photo: Jean-Luc Beaujault
    11/10/2014 to 12/10/2014
    Warwick Arts Centre
    Warwick
    Compagnie Non Nova, L'Apres-midi d'un Foehn | Photo: Jean-Luc Beaujault
    08/01/2014 to 11/01/2014
    Platform Theatre
    London
    Compagnie Non Nova, Vortex | Photo: J. L. Beaujault
    08/01/2014 to 11/01/2014
    Platform Theatre
    London
    Compagnie Non Nova, L'Apres-midi d'un Foehn | Photo: Jean-Luc Beaujault
    23/08/2013 to 25/08/2013
    Summerhall
    Edinburgh
    Compagnie Non Nova, L'Apres-midi d'un Foehn | Photo: Jean-Luc Beaujault
    19/08/2013 to 21/08/2013
    Summerhall
    Edinburgh
    Compagnie Non Nova, L'Apres-midi d'un Foehn | Photo: Jean-Luc Beaujault
    13/08/2013 to 16/08/2013
    Summerhall
    Edinburgh
    Compagnie Non Nova, L'Apres-midi d'un Foehn | Photo: Jean-Luc Beaujault
    07/08/2013 to 10/08/2013
    Summerhall
    Edinburgh
    Compagnie Non Nova, L'Apres-midi d'un Foehn | Photo: Jean-Luc Beaujault
    02/08/2013 to 05/08/2013
    Summerhall
    Edinburgh