Baro d’evel

Country, city
France, Gensac sur Garonne

Production contact
Marie Bataillon

Presentation of the company

The operational mode for our creations and the specifics of our dramaturgical approach come from the superimposition of matter, it’s a long haul working process wherein the baselines work together : working with animals, movement, musicality, conception of space, artistic research… Over the course of days, months, years, these grooves get deeper in each distinctive artistic field, always increasing our sense of exploration ; and when the time of creation has arrived, we make these grooves converge towards a creative melting pot. Therefore, in each discipline that we work in, each chosen individual (human as well as animal) is interlocked to see the birth of a dramatic construction, skilfully balanced where a tight script and improvisation answer each other.

We founded the Baro d’evel cirk company, originally a collective since 2001, and took over the artistic direction from 2006. Together we created « Le Sort du dedans » under a big top in 2009, « Mazùt » in theatres in 2012, « Bestias » under a big top in 2015, « Là » (first section of the diptych « Là, sur la falaise ») in theatres in 2018.

Show presentation

What will remain when we have taken everything away ? White will stay, without a doubt. And what we still have to blow up – to touch on the lowest common denominator. Who again obstinately talks of Là (There), from Là (Here). Whatever the cost. Whatever escapes from it. For the enchantment, for a passage, as it is for Joy.

At the beginning, the gestural is reduced to the bare essentials : two bodies, two genders, two colours, two dimensions, two reigns; the same solitude, the same persistent desire to continue and start again. The same deep longing in letting yourself be transformed by the other, moved by the other. As if everything existed only to be disturbed or crossed. There will be two humans and a pied crow embarking each other in a funny ballet, poetic and sensitive, where each body leaves a trace, where each story is written.

Barbara Métais-Chastanier

Creative Team

Authors and performers
Camille Decourtye & Blaï Mateu Trias

Collaboration with Direction
Maria Muñoz – Pep Ramis / Mal Pelo

Dramaturgy Collaboration
Barbara Métais-Chastanier

Set design
Lluc Castells supported by Mercè Lucchetti

Musical collaboration and sound design
Fanny Thollot

Lighting Design
Adèle Grépinet

Costume Design
Céline Sathal

Recorded Music
Joel Bardolet (string arrangements)
Jaume Guri
Masha Titova
Ileana Waldenmayer
Melda Umur

Jaume Grau
Pere Camp

Production Manager
Cyril Monteil

Stage Manager
Flavien Renaudon

Sound Engineer
Brice Marin

Production / Marketing
Laurent Ballay / Marie Bataillon

Production, co-production, credits

Production : Baro d’evel

Co-productions : Grec 2018 Festival of Barcelona and Teatre Lliure in Barcelona ; Théâtre Garonne, European theatre ; Montpellier Danse Festival 2018 ; Espace Malraux, national theatre of Chambéry ; Pronomade(s) in Haute-Garonne, CNAR ; L’Archipel, national theatre of Perpignan ; CIRCa, National Circus Pole, Auch Gers Occitania ; ThéâtredelaCité – CDN Toulouse Occitania ; Le Parvis, national theatre Tarbes-Pyrénées ; Les Halles de Schaerbeek, Brussels ; Le Prato, international district theatre, National Circus Pole of Lille ; L’Estive, national theatre of Foix and Ariège ; Festival BAD in Bilbao ; Cirque Jules Verne, PNC Amiens… (ongoing production).

With the support of FONDOC – Funding to support contemporary creations in Occitania.

With the help of MC 93, national theatre of Seine-Saint-Denis in Bobigny and of l’Animal a l’esquena in Celrà.

With the help towards creation from the DGCA, Ministry of Culture and Communication, the departmental Council of the Haute-Garonne and the City of Toulouse.

The company is contracted by the Ministry of Culture and Communication – Direction Regional of Cultural Affairs in Occitania / Pyrenees – Mediterranean and the Region Occipital / Pyrenees – Mediterranean.

The performance benefits from the PYRENART (FEDER) trans border co-operation project, within the framework of the Interreg V-A Spain-France-Andorra POCTEFA 2014-2020 project.


28-29/06/2018. Premiere, Montpellier Dance Festival at the Théâtre de la Vignette, Montpellier (France).

8-9-10/07/2018. 3 performances, Festival Grec, Barcelona (Spain).

Du 27/09 to 14/10/2018. 12 performances, Teatre Lliure, Barcelona (Spain).

19 and 21/10/2018. 2 performances, CIRCa Festival, Auch (France).

27/10/2018. 1 performance, Festival BAD, Bilbao (Spain).

2-3/11/2018. 2 performances, L’Archipel, national theatre of Perpignan, Perpignan (France).

21-22-23/11/2018. 3 performances, Festival Temporada Alta, Girona (Spain).

From 24/01 to 08/02/2019. 11 performances, Théâtre Garonne, European theatre with ThéâtredelaCité – CDN Toulouse Occitania (France).

14-15/03/2019. 2 performances, Prato, international district theatre in Lille with Maison de la Culture of Tournai (France).

19-20/03/2019. 2 performances, Halles de Schaerbeek, Brussels (Belgium).

17-18/05/2019. 2 performances, L’Estive, national theatre of Foix and the Ariège, Foix (France).

20-21/05/2019. 2 performances, Le Parvis, national theatre of Tarbes, Tarbes (France).

24-25/05/2019. 2 performances, Festival TAC, Valladolid (Spain).

Photo credits

François Passerini