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Pss Pss

A beautiful tale full of heart and an hour of happiness not to be missed!

Season: November – December 2018

Inspired by the era of silent films, Swiss duo Compagnia Baccalà present „Pss Pss“, an enthralling physical performance blending contemporary clown with theatre and circus.


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Poetic, surreal, ironic, acrobatic and infinitely enjoyable: In „Pss Pss“ two modern-day mimes take to the stage, playing out their unique and hilarious pas de deux through the universal language of gestures and looks. Without a single actual word being spoken, these two characters sweep us up in a captivating and award-winning performance with all the seriousness, innocence, and unkindness of being, reminiscent of Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin or Tim Burton. Much drama, much humour and the masterful fusion of acrobatics and modern clowning turn “Pss Pss” into a timeless performance that casually reimagines the modern clown character.

Created and performed by:
Camilla Pessi and Simone Fassari
Directed by: Louis Spagna
Artistic collaboration and technical management: Valerio Fassari
Light designer: Christoph Siegenthaler

Due to the theatrical staging and subtle storytelling, we recommend the show to children aged 9 and older.

About the company

Compagnia Baccalà was born from the union of Simone Fassari (him) and Camilla Pessi (her), who met during their studies at the Scuola Teatro Dimitri, where they eventually formed the duo Baccalà Clown. Today, they travel the world together as Compagnia Baccalà. In 2010 they created their show „Pss Pss“ together with director Louis Spagna, which by now has been performed over 600 times in over 50 countries, winning 13 international prizes along the way. Among them, the Cirque du Soleil Prize of the Festival du Cirque du Demain in 2009; the Fringe Review Winner of Outstanding Show in 2014 and the Swiss Theatre Award in 2016.

The Director
Louis Spagna lives in Belgium and is a theatre director, musician, accordion builder, teacher, actor and clown. He has a degree in Roman philology and was part of Cirque du Soleil’s first ever tour in 1984. He started his career as a writer and director in 1995 and has created many contemporary circus shows for a variety of international companies. Simplicity and good taste have always been at the heart of his works.

In the Press

"A beautiful story about friendship"
Der Tagesspiegel (GER)

"Sometimes a show is such a total delight that it is hard to write about it without just gushing ‘See it, see it!’ – Pss Pss is such a show. See it, see it."
Total Theatre (UK)

"One of the most magical shows on the circuit"
The Stage (UK)

"Takes the audience through a gamut of innocent emotions that are full of simple joy. Sensuous, insouciant and transporting, this gentle child- like dance of love and friendship transcends language and utterly captivates with imagination and fun."
Edinburgh Guide (UK)

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