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Leo Bassi in a poster for the show

Leo Bassi: the last jester at Aquitània Teatre

He’ll be performing 'El último bufón', in which he reviews 40 years of his theatrical career.

The clown Leo Bassi, who is always fun and controversial, will perform four performances of his show El último bufón (The Last Jester) at Aquitània Teatre. From the 19th to the 22nd of July, the comic will take to the stage at number 33 Avinguda de Sarrià to review his 40-year career in a spectacle that is based on a curious discovery.

When searching in the archive of the Lumière Foundation in Lyon, Leo's sister, Joanna, found images dating from 1896, filmed by the Lumière brothers in which Leo and Joanna’s great-grandfather and uncle appear when they were working at the Rancy Circus in Lyon. As far as we know, these are the oldest moving images of the circus world that exist. Bassi based El último bufón, an intense but highly comical production in which he analyzes the lost paradise of the world of the jesters, on those images.

Leo Bassi comes from a family in northern Italy, though he was born in New York in 1952. His humour is characterised by constant provocation and cutting criticism, especially towards the capitalist system, multinationals, politicians and religion. At the age of 24 he left his family’s show to embark on a solo career that will take him to the stage at Aquitània Teatre this July.

Additional information is available at the following link.

Publication date: Friday, 13 July 2018
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