Balbàl company


On tour

Indoors / outdoors – All audiences

The aerial cradle, their location, the central point, is the basis of their imagination.
In height, they tell a set of daily stories, changing emotions, feelings of freedom and flight, swollen with adrenaline.
Through aerobatics, they share with us their world and their point of view, a laboratory of suspended body states.

Distribution : de et avec : Josefina Castro et Daniel Ortiz – Collaborateurs artistique : Francois Dethor, Pau Portebella – Régie : Janssens Rillh – Administration : Myriam Chekhemani – Diffusion : Cécile Imbernon ● Partners : Festival XS Theatre National de Bruxelles Wallonie (Be), La Central del Circ, Barcelone (Es), Casa Prado, Punta Chica (Ar) – Projet bénéficiant du dispositif : Fond de création du projet de coopération transfrontalière De Mar a Mar dans le cadre du programme POCTEFA – Projet accompagné par le Studio de Toulouse – PACT (Pépinière des Arts du Cirque Toulousaine), dispositif mutualisé Lido-Grainerie

Contact : Cécile Imbernon

Technical rider

Duration : 30 minutes
Stage : 10x6m
Minimum height : 7m
Set up: D
Take down: 3h
Audience : 200-800


Balbàl company

In 2010, Josefina and Daniel met in a circus company in Buenos Aires and started training together in the air. They perform in various events in South America. In 2012, they travel to Europe in search of new encounters, adventures and artistic experiences. This is how one thing led to another, they enrolled at the Ecole supérieure des arts du cirque (ESAC). In 2013, their training will enrich them technically and artistically in all performing arts. In 2016, Josefina and Daniel finished their training at ESAC with a personal creation (EXIT 15 graduation show, ESAC). Since then, they have collaborated with the Théâtre Monfort in Paris, where they still perform in the show Terabak de Kiev. In 2017, they won the silver medal, the public prize and the Moulin Rouge prize at the Festival Mondial du cirque de Demain in Paris. In 2018 the duo joined the Pépinière des Arts du Cirque de Toulouse, for the creation of a long form that will be released in spring 2020. In the meantime, the short form Ningunapalabra comes out, which is played outdoors and indoors.

Josefina Castro: Josefina was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on July 3, 1988. At the age of 7, she began practicing artistic gymnastics, at 17 she discovered the world of circus and specialized in aerial techniques (fabrics, trapeze, aerial hoop). She joined the Vaiven company and also performed at the Cervantes theatre, as part of a dance company. In 2010, she met Daniel and specialized in aerial management in Argentina and Belgium. A multidisciplinary circus artist, Josefina completed her training in 2016 at ESAC, Ecole Supérieure des Arts du Cirque de Bruxelles.

Daniel Ortiz: Daniel was born in San Juan, Argentina, on June 28, 1990. At the age of 10 he discovered the artistic world by taking theatre lessons. 2 years later he discovered the circus world and at the age of 16 specialised in trapeze and then in aerial cradle, a discipline in which he currently dived and worked as a carrier. Daniel completed his training in 2016 at the Ecole supérieure des arts du cirque (ESAC) in Brussels.

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Upcoming events

Ningunapalabra – Balbàl

Saturday 31/08/2019

Aout en éclat - Soignies (BE)

Ningunapalabra – Balbàl

Friday 20/09/2019

circus in beweging

Ningunapalabra – Balbàl

Sunday 22/09/2019

Le rallye de la petite reine - Lessines ( Be)

Ningunapalabra – Balbàl

Friday 27/12/2019

Feux d'hivers - Le channel Calais (Fr62)

Ningunapalabra – Balbàl

Saturday 28/12/2019

Feux d'hivers - Le channel Calais (Fr62)


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