“The equestrian Theatre Zingaro is a half-man, half-horse tribe. I like this word, tribe. It indicates that its members obey unwritten laws, those of very independent people who chose to live the same adventure, to work together in the same dreams factory, and to offer what they made there to others.
I love seeing people of the company evolve over time; I love seeing them bloom, as we say about horses; not only through work but also in their daily lives, through the intensity of their presence and their relationship to time.”
Bartabas, from Manifeste pour la vie d’artiste, Éditions Autrement, 2012.
“I do not know if the artists and the horses of Zingaro are the best, I know that they give their best. I want nothing else from a team member or a horse than for them to show their desire to be there, to outdo themselves, depending on their resources. My disappointment can come only from talented people who do not have a desire to give anymore. As Brel said, ‘Talent is desire’.”
Bartabas, from Manifeste pour la vie d’artiste