Premiere - September 7
September 7 at 21:00
In 2021, Kader Belarbi, choreographer and director of dance of the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, brought his 1998 ballet ‘Les Saltimbanques’ back to the stage. Inspired by Pablo Picasso’s painting ‘Famille de saltimbanques’ (Family of Saltimbanques, 1905) and the fifth of German poet Rainer Maria Rilke’s ‘Duino Elegies’ (1922), Belarbi animates the company of acrobats from Picasso’s canvas, bringing circus and dance together. The dancers of Ballet du Capitole bring the colorful acrobats, clowns, tightrope walkers, and ballerinas to life, accompanied by the music of accordionist Sergio Tomassi. This performance was recorded at the Halle aux Grains in Toulouse, France, in 2021.