Silent Talks

November 4 through Wed 30 December 2020,
10:30 a.m.
Théâtre équestre Zingaro (Fort d'Aubervilliers)

Full Price : 43 €
Discount Price : 34 €

On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays (except 25/12) and Saturdays
From November 10-14 : IRCAM Box Office
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"Walking is the mother of all gaits, and silence, air for those who want to learn. Your song resounds from ear to hoof, your whole being is a symphony that I have learned to listen to. " In his book D'un cheval l'autre, Bartabas evokes the "Silent Talks" he has with his horse, Tsar.

Attaching a microphonic device and various sensors to the horse's body, the animal's step, breath and respiration nourish a sonic narrative generated in real-time—in space and with adventure—which serves as the music for this fascinating choreographic duo. "Now, I would simply like to show a man and a horse who, in silence, seek each other out, listen to each other, and learn from each other."

Bartabas scenography, design and stage direction
Manuel Poletti creation and IRCAM sound setting design
Clément Cerles IRCAM sound engineer
With Bartabas and his horse Tsar

Bartabas, Entretiens silencieux (Silent Talks)
Théâtre équestre -Premiere 2020

Bartabas and his horse Tsar © Laure Guillaume

Production Théâtre équestre Zingaro | Coproduction Festival d’Automne à Paris, Ircam-Centre Pompidou | A part of the Festival d’Automne à Paris