Nestled on the slopes of the Fort d'Aubervilliers in its wooden theatre, the Théâtre Equestre Zingaro has this year celebrated its 25th anniversary. Indeed, Bartabas’ creations and his troupe have been travelling the world and telling their stories for a quarter of century.
From the first equestrian cabarets up to Battuta, not forgetting the wonderful Chimère, Zingaro shows combine equestrian theatre, dance, world music, poetry and many other disciplines: as many invitations to travel and vectors of universal emotions.
After having pounded the ground of his Théâtre Equestre Zingaro for more than a quarter of a century, Bartabas is now tackling the skies with his new show Calacas. There he intends to celebrate with renewed vigour, chasing after the grim reaper and the living dead on horseback. Prepare to enter into the dance of the joyfully macabre, performed under your very eyes and above your head. A twofold wild and furious carnival led to the sound of Chinchineros drums, Mexican brass bands and the barrel organ, with, as always, the presence of horses, the surest psychopompos animal ever to act as escort, steed, messenger and guardian angel.