In the enchantment of their Aubervilliers setting, Bartabas and his troupe transport you to another world. Zingaro, named after the fetish horse of the artist and his troupe, is an unusual and unclassifiable equestrian theater, which over the years has blended dance, music and circus to travel to little-known lands. dance, music and circus to explore unfamiliar lands, plunge into infinite spaces and share its universe with audiences in search of freedom and spirituality.
Refusing to settle in a defined, identifiable location, Zingaro came up with the idea of building this surprising structure in 1989, at the Fort d'Aubervilliers, just a few metro stops from the center of Paris. Spectators are free to project all manner of references onto it: cathedral, yurt, covered market, the essential thing was that the building should look like a stage set from the inside and out.The magic happens from the moment spectators enter the stables.
After the equestrian cabarets, the equestrian opera, then Chimère (conceived as a tribute to India), Éclipse (imagined with a Korean singer and musicians), Triptyk (inspired by the ancestral Indian martial art : kalarippayat), Loungta (created around the voices of monks from Gyuto monastery), Battuta Darshan, Calacas, On achève bien les anges - élégie and Ex Anima, Bartabas has imagined a solo show, Entretiens silencieux. From 2021 to 2023, he pays tribute to nomadic cultures with Cabaret de l'exil.
Bartabas has also directed the films Mazeppa (1993), Chamane (1996), Galop Arrière (2010) and Les Chevaux Voyageurs (2019). Bartabas also films all the shows staged by the Théâtre équestre Zingaro.
In 2003, he founded the Académie équestre nationale du domaine de Versailles, a corps de ballet without parallel anywhere else in the world, which performs in the manege of the Grande Écurie Royale, and for which he has created numerous choreographic shows, including Stravinsky and We are Horses.
Bartabas signed Manifeste pour la vie d'artiste in 2012 (Éditions Autrement). His first story, D'un cheval l'autre, was published by Éditions Gallimard in the Collection Blanche in 2020 and in Folio in 2021.
Le Chango, Zingaro's bar and restaurant, welcomes you on performance days before and after the show. The Argentinean caterer offers a selection of drinks and Argentinean and international fusion cuisine, including the famous Asado, an Argentinean barbecue.
The Zingaro restaurant is open on show days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6pm and Sunday from 4pm.
The restaurant does not take reservations (except for groups of 10 or more).
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