Cirque Hirsute was created in 2006 by Mathilde Sebald and Damien Gaumet who are aerial artists trained at the higher education school of Circus Art in
The company settled in the city of Die in the Rhône Alpes region and started developing atypical approaches to creativity by mixing traditional circus practices with a contemporary circus narrative based on humour and poetry. Aside from work on character development, the company focuses on new circus challenges. Scenes are also guided by the use of unusual objects and apparatus, new, old or long forgotten.
The Cirque Hirsute have toured throughout Europe since 2006 performing in both outdoor and indoor festivals:
Mathilde Sebald and Damien Gaumet are graduated from the ESAC (High Circus School from Brussels), where they met.