Madam Saqui (1786-1866) was a French outdoor rope-walker and rope-dancer, famous for her performances in France and England early in the 19th century. Madam Saqui never visited Australia but her son, Felix Lalanne, another ropewalker, performed here in the 1850s.

In 1907, a French journalist, Paul Ginisty, wrote a biography of Madame Saqui.
I am now working with a Sydney academic, Dr Helen Slatyer, to produce the first-ever translation of this work in English. Some extracts from our translation will be displayed in the near future
Join Our Forum