Mama/Papa Carnaval

« Invoking the absurd, offbeat and burlesque registers, Cridacompany spawned its own carnival. Duets, men and women, alternately appear before us without masks, somewhat empty, clumsy forms, emerging from nowhere, to join the party, in all simplicity. Unconsciously letting go of etiquette and appearances, they are, just are… At the edge, near the void, prone to flops, failures, imperfections, they let loose, in all ridiculousness, the quirks that cross their minds, from the most touching to the most violent. Their body, their voices, their gestures, equally express the beauty and the grotesque. Their mere presence trigger laughter, hence curiosity to know them better. What are they? What are we? Gradually, they open the endless possibilities of our existences, the ability to bring out a lyrical and deeply moving voice from our bodies, but also to brutalize each other without even realizing it. All this responding to a cleverly set stage partition, no need for a setting, they are it. These birds come and go continuously, ever carrying a new trick up their sleeve, belonging as much to the pantomime, juggling, dancing or singing Arts. Four clowns. No nose. No traditional clown costume. Four poems on feet, as François Cervantès would put it, inviting us to their carnival, to come very close to a glimpse of our truth. » 

— Dominique Duthuit

Show created by and starring :
Jur Domingo & Marta Torrents
Claudio Stellato & Julien Vittecoq

Directed by : Julien Vittecoq
Artistic collaboration : Henri Devier
Lighting design : Éric Fassa, Martin Barré
Sound technician : Julien Bordais
Production : Cridacompany – Flore Vitel, Laurent Ballay


L’Agora, Pole National des Arts du Cirque de Boulazac-Aquitaine
CIRCa, Pôle National des arts du Cirque – Auch, Gers
La Villette, Paris
2 Pôles Cirque en Normandie / La Brèche, Cherbourg – Cirque Théâtre d’Elbeuf
La Verrerie d’Alès, Pôle National Cirque Occitanie
La Cascade, Pôle National des Arts du Cirque, Ardèche Rhône-Alpes
MA scène nationale – pays de Montbéliard
Mix’Art Myrys, Toulouse (résidences-association artistiques)


Compagnie 111 – Aurélien Bory / La nouvelle Digue, Toulouse
L’Usine, Centre national des arts de la rue (Tournefeuille / Toulouse Métropole).
Trident – Scène nationale de Cherbourg-en-Cotentin
Le Melkior Théâtre / La Gare Mondiale, Bergerac
L’Espace Appia, Anglars-Juillac (résidences-association artistiques)
L’été de Vaour/Théâtre de la Commanderie (résidences-association artistiques)
Théâtre Europe, Pôle Cirque Méditerranée

With the help of Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication – DGCA, Ville de Toulouse, Adami and La culture avec la copie privée.

CRIDACOMPANY is supported by : CIRCa, Pôle National des arts du Cirque Auch, Gers, Midi-Pyrénées – In the specific frame of the PACS, Parcours d’Artistes Circassiens Singuliers ; DRAC Occitanie Pyrénées-Méditérannée – Structuring assistance ; Conseil Régional Occitanie Pyrénées-Méditérannée – Public service contractual agreement

Need informations ?

Olivier Bourreau
Production and tour manager
+33 6 08 40 62 43