An umlaut is two points: to go from one point to another, from one country to another, by desire or necessity.
“Ï” is what we lose and what we gain by crossing a border: following the ‘retirada’ of the Spanish republicans, an acrobatic and clowness path, between memories and memory, fantasies and reality.
Ï stops time, because it has memories that are not really his. There was a border, he crossed it, him or his grandfather, he does not remember well… But he does know he is Spanish. Wait, no, Catalan, and French, too.
He wanders through the memories of these disappeared fences, just to understand why he has three languages ​​in his head. He keeps looking for his words.
Like sitting on a border without knowing how to get up. The time of the fall.


By and with Blaï Mateu Trias
Director: Michel Cerda
Video Direction: Florent Tillon
Set design and costumes: Marion Legrand
Lighting design: Adèle Grépinet
Sound design: Vivien Sabot
Technical management: Marc Boudier
Production manager: Armelle Vernier

Photos: Alexandra Fleurantin / Jean-Alexandre Lahocsinszky / Anna Bosc / A. Fleurantin / A. Fleurantin/ J.A Lahocsinszky / A. Fleurantin

PRODUCTION: Baro d’evel
COPRODUCTIONS: La Verrerie d’Alès en Cévennes / Pôle cirque region Languedoc Roussillon associated with ATP de l’Aude, La Grande Ourse Villeneuve-les-Maguelone, Théâtre de Clermont l’Hérault, Scènes croisées de Lozère, Conseil général des Pyrénées-Orientales, Pronomade(s) en Haute-Garonne Centre national des arts de la rue, Le Prato Théâtre international de quartier de Lille / Circulons ! Cross-border Cultural Relay Huesca – Tournefeuille, IMAC Reus (Spain), TAC Festival Valladolid (Spain).

REHEARSALS AND RESIDENCIES at L’Entre-Sort de Furies in Châlons-en-Champagne, L’Espace Périphérique La Villette/ Ville de Paris, La Ferme du Buisson in Marne-la-Vallée, l’Espace Marcel Carné in Saint-Michel-sur-Orge, l’Espace culturel des Corbières in Ferrals, le Théâtre Na Loba in Pennautier, La Grainerie in Balma.

SUPPORT from the Midi-Pyrénées DRAC, Ministry of Culture and Communication, the Midi-Pyrénées Regional Council, the Haute-Garonne General Council and the Mediterranean Pyrenees Euroregion.