Project Arachnur


Cie kraD’s first creation « Arachnur » is a fusion of contemporary circus and noise with a strong penchant towards the obscure.

In a universe of ropes and cables, the audience discovers a body caught under the weight of life, revealing its slow struggle towards a metaphorical suicide. It is a visceral dive into the abyss of the human soul through acoustical borderline and dark imagery. Some sort of macabre ritual, reflecting (on) despair and the harrowing loop of dark thoughts; an embodiment of a mental crawl towards the gallows.

« Arachnur » is beyond evil or good, definitely cathartic, but nevertheless poetic. An ongoing hymn to the dark and what lays within it, inspired by the quote of the painter Pierre Soulages: « Mon instrument n’était plus le noir, mais cette lumière secrète venue du noir. » « My instrument was no longer the dark, but that secret light that came from the dark. »



Dossier de presse
Fiche technique


Press kit
Technical Rider


« Arachnur » is the first self-produced creation of Cie kraD. The first working sessions were held during January – April 2020 at Saules d’out in Geneva.

July 2020

Station Circus

Basel, July 2020, (1 week)

September 2020


Köln (1 week)

December 2020


Geneva (3 days – sound creation)

April 2021

Le Grütli

Centre de production et de diffusion des Arts vivants, Geneva (1 week)

September 2022

Comédie of Geneva (former)

(1 week)

October 2022


Bern (1 week), followed by the Premiere on the 15th of October 2022


Geneva city

grants for multidisciplinary projects

SSA & ProCirque

grant for contemporary circus authors

The CircusDanceFestival

residency program Funded by TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund with the support of the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media – production grant