Otto il Bassotto (ITA)

Otto il Bassotto

Paolo grew up in southern Italy in a small village whose economy revolved around manufacturing latex balloons from the surrounding trees. So he thought to himself: why not put them to use? Balloons were Paolo's ticket to becoming a proper street performer. He couldn't bring himself to pursue any other career. He wanted more of the same! That's why he created his alter ego Otto Il Bassotto whose show quickly became incredibly popular and won awards at festivals. Since 2001 he's been touring nonstop with his ”Rubber head”. Now he's finally in Sweden for the first time.

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Photo credits: Thorsten Andreassen