One of the company’s acrobats recently said that his first memory with Baro d’evel was meeting us by making a wall of paper of 80 posters glued to each other. This story reveals a lot about how the company works. Our research is not partitioned. All the artists, but also every collaborator and technician involved, move and influence each other in their specificities.
Our driving challenges are to put ourselves in danger artistically, to seek a total form of art. We thrive for crossroads and encounters while seeking excellence of each discipline. It’s an arduous and daily work, we mix movement, acrobatics, voice, music, matter, but our real singularity is to incorporate the presence of animals in this quest. Our performance spaces are thought like caskets where the animals bring a spontaneous and intense emotion. The audience is penetrated by the presence of the animals, another perception of the representation begins with their appearance.
We like to take the risk of precise writing, while being ready to improvise at every moment, and to install a layered dramaturgy, like interior poems forming a bigger one.
It is a paradox to have screenplays both strictly detailed and utterly free, but it is a way for us to always seek for the rightness of the moment, to represent what slips from us, what is told in spite of us.
We like to think of performances as ceremonies, a re-enchantments. We aim to represent all these disciplines, to bring animals, children and artists on stage. We want our shows to take the viewer into an inner labyrinth, in a waking dream.
2000 Creation of Baro d’evel cirk compagnie (collective of 6 artists : Julien Cassier, Adria Cordoncillo, Camille Decourtye, Mathieu Levavasseur, Nicolas Lourdelle, Blaï Mateu Trias)
2000 ¿Porqué No?, founding show in the street
2003 Bechtout’, indoor show
2005 Petit Cirque au Marché, creation for the market halls in Midi-Pyrénées
2006 Artistic responsibility of the company: Camille Decourtye and Blaï Mateu Trias
2006 Ï, clown solo by Blaï Mateu Trias, indoor show
2009 Le Sort du dedans, show under a tent, travelling circus
2012 Mazùt, indoor show
2013 Establishment at the Cave coopérative de Lavelanet-de-Comminges
2014 Les Escapades, a show for the public space
2015 Bestias, tent show
2015 The Missing Part, short film directed with Salvador Sunyer
2016 La Cachette, concert
2018 Là, first part of the diptych Là, sur la falaise, indoor show
2019 Falaise, second part of the diptych Là, sur la falaise, indoor show
Cover photo: François Passerini
Others: F. Passerini, Jordi Bover, F. Passerini, F. Passerini, F. Passerini, Blaï Mateu Trias, Arthur Bramao.
Portraits: Arthur Bramao, F. Passerini et Blaï Mateu Trias