I am one, I am many
I am as we are - eternal, out of time
I am science, magic, chimeric, ethereal
I am no one, I am legion
I am Saltimbanco
Saltimbanco is a mix of both color and texture with many talented
members to its troupe. In its lifetime, Saltimbanco traversed a
dozen cities in North America (1992-1994), traveled to the land of the
Rising Sun - Japan (1994, 2000), was staged in Europe (1995-1996), the
Asia-Pacific region in 2001 as Saltimbanco 2000, and recently returned
to the European continent in 2002, where it currently is touring.
Saltimbanco celebrates life. Created as an antidote to the violence and
despair typical of the 20th century, this phantasmagorical show proposes a
new vision of urbanity, overflowing with optimism and happiness.
Saltimbanco is not linear; rather, it is a kaleidoscope, an adventure in
which anything can happen. Saltimbanco has its own language-a soul
expressed through the voice, the body and music.
The framework of Saltimbanco, the characters, like all human beings, are
born with nothing. These are the Worms, at the very base of society. All
similar in appearance yet different one from the other, they must with time
adapt themselves to their environment. Thus, as the show goes on, they
embody various types of social characters, hoping to one day accede to the
rank of Baroque, a cast of visionaries. The Baroques constitute the most
important family in the world of Saltimbanco. Armed with a deeply
perceptive vision of the world and sleeping under bridges, the Baroques,
throughout the fable, reveal the countless contradictions of our civilization
where imagination has not yet taken power.