Fabrizio Rosselli (Italy-France)




21 May at 10.30am and 2.30pm - Schools

21 May at and 6pm (Fri) | 22 and 23 May at 11.30am (Sat, Sun) - Famílies

Portuguese Premiere


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Technique: New circus Language: Without words Age guidance: +6 Runs: Approx. 50 min.


In this show of new circus and object manipulation, where no words are used, the bucket, or bakéké  in the Hawaiian language, an everyday object and used by most countries and cultures in the world, serves everything but its main function.

A curious and adventurous character creates multiple geometric constructions by manipulating buckets. Obstinate in the face of the impossible, this gentle dreamer offers us a playful and absurd vision of his obsession. When the unexpected happens, the buckets become objects to be played with and reinvented, which opens the door to a bizarre and dreamlike world.
Even if the failures continue to mount, he never stops bouncing back. With limitless optimism and unbounded generosity, his mistakes become the starting point for new experiences. Will his ambition lead him to confront his limits?

As a metaphor for our lives, Bakéké questions our capacity to face failure and recover from it. 

A deceptively absurd and deliciously poetic philosophical tale.



Born on a rainy day in 1975 in the Italian Alps, Fabrizio passed his childhood running in his neighbours' fields, playing football and watching cartoons. After working as a pizzaiolo and a postman, he discovered the joy of juggling at the age of 26, and has dedicated himself fully to the passion since.
He continued to develop his technique by enrolling in 2001 at the circus school of Carampa (Madrid), then FLIC (Turin), as well as attending many workshops in clowning. He performed in numerous street art festivals during this time as well.
In 2012, he came to Toulouse to attend Le Lido school of circus. After completing the third year of the program, he created the company BettiCombo, building upon his artistic abilities and making acquaintances in the European circus scene. At the same time, he organized creative workshops on object manipulation and clowning in professional training centers for the circus arts.
His company BettiCombo won a prize at the festival Cirque de Demain, permitting great recognition and the launching of an international tour.

Now in a solo performance, with Bakéké, he combines the art of clown with the manipulation of objects.




Creation and performer: Fabrizio Rosselli Outside eye and direction support: Etienne Manceau Artistic collaborations: Pierre Déaux, Christian Coumin Direction assistant: Giorgio Bertolotti Costumes: Sarah Béranger Lighting design: Hélène Tourmente Head of stage: Hélène Couet-Lannes Production and diffusion: Claire Thevenet Administration and production: Les Thérèses Photography: Le Dandy ManchotCoproductions: Groupe Geste - Bagnolet; Archaos, Pôle Cirque Méditerranée; Théâtre des Franciscains - Béziers; Ville de Billom Arstistic residencies: La Grainerie, Fabrique des arts du cirque et de l’itinérance - Balma; Le Lido, Centre des arts du cirque - Toulouse; Le Grain à moudre - Samatan; Bouillon Cube, La Grange - Causse de la Selle; La Cascade, Pôle National Cirque Auvergne-Rhône Alpes-Bourg St Andéol; Art Ensemble - Cherche Trouve - Cergy-Pontoise; Ax Animation-Ax-Les-Thermes; Espace Bonnefoy-Toulouse; Espace Marcel Pagnol-Villeneuve-Tolosane; Théâtre Sud-Est Villeneuve St George); Théâtre des Franciscains - Béziers Support: Comité Départemental de la Haute-Garonne / Occitanie en Scène