Historias de un baúl


“Historias de un Baúl” (Trunk Stories) is the tale of Fidel and Capulita, two endearing circus characters – partners, wanderers, dreamers – who travel through life with an old trunk, always on the lookout for any new audience they can surprise and entertain. Juggling balls, hula hoops, acrobatics on the trunk and crowd participation make up the scenes of this original, 50 minute show in which a dynamic mix of circus and theatre techniques transform everyday situations into fun and delight for all the family!!!

Original idea: Compañía Trotamundos
Director: Txefo Rodriguez
Artistic direction: Maite Guevara
Actors: Mailén Mansilla y Luciano Mezzotero
Production: Compañía Trotamundos
Photograph: Ricardo Mordacini, Leonel Requejo and Ivan Izagirre
Video: Kaleko produkzioak and Ivan Izagirre
Web design: Max Moretto and Alvaro Delera
Costume design: Estudio 14
Sound: Iban Gonzalez
Set design: Javier “Splinter” Garcia
Thanks: Aritza Rodriguez, Malas compañías, Karola zirko
espazio, Shakti Olaizola, Gorka Ibarra
Name of show: “Historias de un baúl” (Stories from a trunk)
Audience: Suitable for all the family
Duration: 50 minutes
Minimum stage size: 7m x 7m x 6m height
Language: Non-spoken
Electrical current: 220 volts
Set up time: 1 hour
Pack down time: 1 hour
Other requirements:
-Flat stage floor
-changing area
(This show comes with its own sound track)

The Company

“Trotamundos” circus company was formed in January 2015 in Buenos Aires by Mailén Mansilla and Luciano Mezzotero, both natives of the Argentine capital. “Historias de un Baúl”, the company’s first production, is a mix of circus techniques and comedy that was conceived in 2014 while the two were training together and honing their acrobatics and juggling skills.

Mailen Mansilla

Began her circus training in 2006 in La Arena school in Buenos Aires, Argentina,where she specialised in floor acrobatics and acro-duo.She continued her training throughout the following years in other schools such as “Le Tramp”, “La Caravana” and “Racing Club Gimansia Artística”. In 2010 she began a circus arts degree at Tres de Febrero National University (UNTREF) where she received training in juggling, acrobatics, dance, performance and vocal techniques from the likes of teachers such as Mario Perez, Juan Cruz Berecoechea and Cristina Moreira.In 2013 she formed the circus company “Circo Marea”. Their first show “Destellos” was created in 2014 and their second “Contra Viento y Marea” in 2015, in which she made 150 appearances. Highlights included two summer seasons in the resort city of Necochea and participation in the 4th edition of the art and technology Megaferia in Buenos Aires’s Tecnopolis.In 2015 she created the “Trotomundos” company with Luciano Mezzotero with whom she premiered their first show “Historias de un Baúl” in the 5th edition of the Circus Festival of Necochea.At the present she is living in Bilbao, performing shows and teaching workshops in hula hoops.

Luciano Andrés Mezzotero

Began his training in 1998 La Arena circus school where he specialised in juggling, acrobatics and dance disciplines under teachers such as Diego Lejtman, Teresa Duggan and Gerardo Hochman. In 2001 and 2002 he took a vocational training course in La Arena which culminated in the creation of the show “Vibra: un coro circense”. In 2004 he performed in the show “Carambola”, directed by Carolina Della Negra. In 2005 he moved to Bilbao (The Basque Country) where he formed the “Debote Enbote” company with Gorka Pereira and Aritza Rodríguez and went on to create two shows: “Ensillados” (2006) and “Argotu”(2009). He began to train as a clown in 2007 with different teachers such as Guillermo Angelelli, Lila Monti and Darío Levín. Between 2012 and 2014 he lived in Argentina and formed the company “Los Wilson Brothers”, with whom he performed in the shows “Carcajada mata galán” and “Témorais”. In 2015 he moved back to the Basque Country to perform in the show “Txatarra” with the company “Malas Compañías”. At the same time he created the “Trotamundos” company with Mailén Mansilla and premiered the show “Historias de un Baúl”. Since 2000 he has taught circus skills, giving workshops in juggling and acrobatics to children as well as adults. During this time he has performed in many different countries: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Spain, Andorra, France, Greece and Algeria, to name a few.