The tribe

“The equestrian Theatre Zingaro is a half-man, half-horse tribe. I like this word, tribe. It indicates that its members obey unwritten laws, those of very independent people who chose to live the same adventure, to work together in the same dreams factory, and to offer what they made there to others.
I like seeing people of the company evolve over time; I like seeing them bloom, as we say about horses; not only through work but also in their daily lives, through the intensity of their presence and their relationship to time.”

Artistic Director


Talent is desire

“I do not know if the artists and the horses of Zingaro are the best, I know that they give their best. I want nothing else from a team member or a horse than for them to show their desire to be there, to outdo themselves, depending on their resources. My disappointment can come only from talented people who do not have a desire to give anymore. As Brel said, ‘Talent is desire’.”

Bartabas, from Manifeste pour la vie d’artiste

Below, from L’Almanach Zingaro, are photos of the teams of all shows since Cabaret équestre.



Mathias Lyon

Emmanuelle Santini

Alice Séghier

Messaoud Zeggane


Stables Manager: Christophe Magnier

Groom: Aurore Houdelette

Technical Management

Technical Director: Hervé Vincent

Maintenance Technician: Ouali Lahlouh


Set technician : Yannick Boutet

Light : Clothilde Hoffman


Big Top setup:  Christophe Brisset, Pierre-Léo Guétal, Thierry Imbréa, Edouard Lejeune, Julie-Sarah Ligonnière, Christelle Naddéo, Olivier Serpette, Serge Rantonnet, Erwan Tur

To create its shows, Zingaro relies on an administrative team:

Chief Financial Officer: Marc Batailley

Managing Director, Production Manager: Henri Carballido

Administrative Secretary : Julie Duthey

Assistant to Bartabas : Emmanuelle Santini