It’s his birthday. A solitary man waits anxiously for his guests to arrive, but no one seems to be turning up. The balloons have been blown up, the candles lit, everything’s ready for the party. It’s just a case of opening the fridge… Ternura y Chocolate is a darkly comic thriller, unusually funny, that explains a complicated and mysterious relationship by means of a non-consecutive narration. Two characters face up to love, violence, nostalgia and, above all, their own loneliness, obsessed by ghosts of the past and the poignant ravings of their own imaginations. The play between beauty and the bizarre, poetry and the revolting, what’s correct and what’s unacceptable provides the material for the singular atmosphere enveloping this piece.
DébilEmmental is an up-and-coming company that emerged in 2017 from the artistic and human collaboration between Mariano Rocco and Tom Collin. Their work together actually began in 2015 while they trained in their professions at the Centre des arts du cirque du Lido-ESACTO in Toulouse.
In March 2019 they presented the first version of their 35-minute show, which they then toured round Europe and Latin America for five months. In 2021 they premiered Ternura y Chocolate at La Central del Circ. In the pipeline for a 2024 premiere is their new piece, Cookie: do you accept the terms and conditions? with the addition of Paolo Danesi as a performer.