Aurelia Thierrée grew up performing in her parents’ shows Le Cirque Imaginaire and Le Cirque Invisible. She toured with the Londoner trio Tiger Lillies in their show Tiger Lilies Circus. She’s worked in cab- aret, theatre and variety shows from Berlin to New York. She worked with Deborah Warner, Milos For- man. From 2003 to 2011 she toured internationally in L’Oratorio d’Aurélia, then came Murmures des Murs from 2011 to 2018. Bells and Spells, created at the Spoleto Festival dei 2Mondi, is her third show with Victoria Thierrée Chaplin.
In 1970, Victoria Chaplin met the actor and director Jean-Baptiste Thierrée. They created a new type of circus, Le Cirque Bonjour, invited at the Avignon Festival in 1971 and then toured all over France. Victoria and Jean-Baptiste soon evolved towards an increasingly personal and intimate approach to the staging, with a special attention to the phantasmagorical dimension. In Le Cirque Imaginaire they are both onstage, together with their kids Aurélia and James. The family toured with both shows all over the world, across the five continents. In 2003, Victoria conceived and directed a new show, L’Oratorio d’Aurélia starring Aurélia Thierrée, which toured until 2011, when Murmures des Murs, their second show, premiered. Bells and Spells premiered at Spoleto Festival dei 2Mondi in 2018.