In 2005 Mathurin Bolze astonished festival audiences with his surreal trampoline drama, Fenêtres, inspired by Italo Calvino’s story, The Baron in the Trees. Fed up with family, authority and decorum a young nobleman climbs into a tree and vows to remain there for the rest of his life. As in some famous Poe and Dostoïevski stories the protagonist has a double, and in this sequel to Fenêtres the young Baron’s charming exile takes a new course with the appearance of a doppelganger - perhaps his brother, his alter ego or maybe just his shadow.
With his company, MPTA, Mathurin has regularly performed at LIMF, most recently at the ROH Linbury Theatre, and twice at the Barbican with the award-winning Du Goudron et des Plumes.
In this spectacular and beautiful new show, Mathurin is partnered by virtuoso acrobat and trampolinist, Karim Messaoudi.
"this extraordinary, exhilarating circus-theatre piece… celebrating both the wonders of individuality and the importance of the collective spirit; the things that tie us together and the things that push us apart."