Two beings search for their inner animal because humanity is overwhelming, because they have lost their instincts, because the world moves too fast, because there are too many words, too much talk. They want to rediscover their first sensations, prepare themselves, go searching in the hidden corners of everyday life, find the gates to return to the very beginning, before people rose up and stood, before there was a thinking humanity, so they can go back to four legs, so they can breathe in the air and find that first breath, that point of departure, that existence as a being that breathes and looks at the world. This is a magnificent revival of a work from the company's repertoire ten years after its initial creation.
Authors and directors Camille Decourtye and Blaï Mateu Trias
Performers Julien Cassier and Marlène Rostaing
Collaborators Benoît Bonnemaison-Fitte, Maria Muñoz and Pep Ramis
Light design Adèle Grépinet
Sound design Fanny Thollot
Costume design Céline Sathal
Rhythmic work Marc Miralta
Drop engineer Thomas Pachoud
Construction Laurent Jacquin
Lighting and general technician Louise Bouchicot or Marie Boethas
Sound technician Timothée Langlois or Naïma Delmond
Stage manager Cédric Bréjoux or Mathieu Miorin
Technical director Nina Pire
Deputy director and distribution Laurent Ballay
Production Pierre Compayré and Caroline Mazeaud
Communication Ariane Zaytzeff
Production Baro d'Evel Coproductions ThéâtredelaCité national dance center for Toulouse Occitanie / MC93 - Maison de la Culture de Seine-Saint-Denis / Teatre Lliure in Barcelona / Le Parvis national theater for Tarbes-Pyrénées / Malakoff national theater - Theatre 71 / Romaeuropa festival / L'Estive national theater for Foix and Ariège Residencies, ThéâtredelaCité / L'Estive Support DGCA, Ministry of Culture and Communication / Haute-Garonne Departmental Council and the City of Toulouse. The company is subsidized by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication - DRAC Occitanie / Région Occitanie / Pyrénées - Méditerranée
"The Mazùt duet resembles an unusual dance-theater piece where acrobatics take the form of an intimate language."
– Le Monde
The Baro d'Evel company is motivated by the challenge of courting artistic danger and searching for a total art. It mixes movement, acrobatics, voice, music, and materials with the particularity of incorporating the presence of animals into the process. This approach results in hows that take audiences into an inner labyrinth.