Touring production
©François Passerini

Cancelled Event

Two artists, together with their daughter, present an enchanting and surprising performance, with a blend of gags, pantomime, song and dance. For the first time at the Piccolo, the Baro d’evel duo present a total theatre performance.

Piccolo Teatro Strehler

Founded at the beginning of the 2000s by the French-Catalan duo of Camille Decourtye and Blaï Mateu Trias, the company Baro d’evel, making their debut at the Piccolo, loves “to put ourselves in artistic danger - say its founders - in the search for a form of total art... we weave together gesture, acrobatics, voice, music... we see theatrical representation as a ceremony, the representation of an enchantment that involves all the disciplines”.

This interweaving of expressive forms has created , a poetic and delicate production, in which the two artists, together with their daughter, present an enchanting and surprising performance. The characters burst through openings cut into a totally white set. Dressed in black, together they weave a tapestry of relationships created with tenderness and clumsiness, in a blend of gags, pantomime, song and dance.

“What remains when everything has been taken away? Undoubtedly whiteness - explains the playwright Barbara Métais-Chastanier -. And that which is still to be eliminated, in order to arrive at the minimum common denominator. At that which still relentlessly speaks to us of . At any cost. Whatever emerges. Through enchantment, passion, or joy. The foundation is gesture, reduced to a bare minimum: two bodies, two genders, two colours, two dimensions, two realms, the same solitude, the same tenacious desire that all of this continues and recommences...
A man, a woman and a child take part in an entertaining, gentle and poetic dance, where each body leaves its trace, where every story is written”.

The show is recommended for audiences over the age of 7

Duration: 70 minutes without interval

The Playbill

Piccolo Teatro Strehler
from 17 to 20 November 2020

by and with Camille Decourtye, Blaï Mateu Trias, Rita Mateu Decourtye
collaborator to the director Maria Muñoz – Pep Ramis / Mal Pelo
collaborator to the playwright Barbara Métais-Chastanier
sets Lluc Castells, assisted by Mercè Lucchetti
music and sound collaboration Fanny Thollot
lighting Adèle Grépinet
costumes Céline Sathal
a Baro d’evel production
: GREC 2018 festival de Barcelona et Teatre Lliure à Barcelone, Théâtre Garonne, scène européenne, Festival Montpellier Danse 2018, Malraux scène nationale Chambéry Savoie, ThéâtredelaCité – CDN Toulouse Occitanie, Pronomade(s) en Haute-Garonne, CNAR, MC93, Maison de la Culture de Seine-Saint-Denis, Le Grand T, théâtre de Loire-Atlantique, L’Archipel, scène nationale de Perpignan, CIRCa, Pôle National Cirque, Auch Gers Occitanie, le Parvis, scène nationale Tarbes-Pyrénées, Les Halles de Schaerbeek – Bruxelles, Le Prato, théâtre international de quartier, pôle national cirque de Lille, L’Estive, scène nationale de Foix et de l’Ariège, le festival BAD à Bilbao, le Cirque Jules Verne, PNC Amiens, la scène nationale d’Albi dans le cadre du soutien du FONDOC, Bonlieu, scène nationale d’Annecy, l’Avant-scène à Cognac.
Projet bénéficiaire du projet de coopération transfrontalière PYRENART, dans le cadre du programme Interreg V-A Espagne-France-Andorre POCTEFA 2014-2020 - Fonds Européen de Développement Régional (FEDER)
With the help of MC 93, scène nationale de Seine-Saint-Denis in Bobigny and l’Animal a l’esquena in Celrà.
With the support of DGCA, Ministère de la culture et de la communication, Conseil départemental de la Haute-Garonne.
The company is under financial agreement with Ministry of Culture and Communication – Regional Directorate of Cultural Affairs of Occitania / Pyrenees – Mediterranean and the Region Occitania / Pyrenees – Mediterranean. It receives the support of the Generalitat de Catalunya, Department of Cultura from September 2018 to September 2020.

The show is recommended for audiences over the age of 7

Stalls: Full price € 40
Balcony: Full price € 32

Where and when to purchase tickets
It is possible to purchase tickets for programmed performances taking place from September to December and use vouchers as payment.
No subscriptions schemes are available for the aforementioned performances.
It is possible to purchase full-price and discounted tickets online. Tickets for all productions for the current season can be purchased up to one hour before the beginning of scheduled performances. Purchased tickets are sent by email at the moment of purchase and are available on the user’s personal profile. Tickets can be purchased with credit card.

Box office line +39 02.42.411.889
From 31 August 2020 from Monday to Saturday from 9.45 6.45 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In the event of performances on bank holidays, the service is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
It is possible to purchase full-price or discounted tickets (for under -26 and over -65).
Purchased tickets are sent by email.
Access to the auditorium with reduced-price tickets is subject to verification by the theatre personnel.
Payment can be made by credit card (with the exception of American Express).

Piccolo Teatro Strehler box office
The Teatro Strehler box office (L. go Greppi, 1 – Metro M2 station Lanza) observes the following opening hours: from Monday to Saturday 9.45 a.m. to 6.45 p.m.; Sundays 1 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.; closed on Sundays and bank holidays.
It is possible to purchase full-price or discounted tickets (for under -26 and over -65). Access to the auditorium with reduced-price tickets is subject to verification by the theatre personnel.
For the final hour before the beginning of a performance, the box office is available exclusively for the production that is due to begin.

Teatro Grassi and Teatro Studio Melato box offices
The Teatro Grassi and Teatro Studio Melato box offices are open solely on the day of performances for one hour before the beginning of the programmed performance.

For artistic reasons, access to the auditorium is not permitted once the performance has started. You may take your seat during any intervals.
Purchased tickets cannot be cancelled or substituted or be used for dates or times which differ from those indicated.

Safety measures for access to performances

• In order to avoid queues and crowing, spectators are invited to arrive at the place of performance in good time.

• It is possible to access the auditorium by showing your ticket directly from your smartphone.

• Spectators with a body temperature equal to or higher than 37.5°C will not be allowed access to the performance and will have the right to a refund for their ticket. The personnel at the entrance will have dedicated thermal scanners for measuring temperature.

• All spectators must wear face masks (general regulations apply for children) and sanitise their hands via the dedicated dispensers. Spectators without masks can ask for one at the entrance.

• The seating in the auditorium respects current distancing regulations.

For information on tickets and the use of vouchers for organised groups, please contact the Office for Public Promotion and Cultural Proposals on +39 02 72 333 216 email: promozione.pubblico@piccoloteatromilano.i