When the devil is boiling, things get down to business. Nobody knows what’s on the table – but the ingredients are a clarinet, a cello and lots of percussion. There is singing, but also scrubbing, scraping and, of course, laughing, because the devil knows how to joke. He is the head chef who makes sure that nothing goes wrong.
But even the devil loses control on stage, at the latest when the instruments start to work on their own. A noise comes from every pot, every touch can produce a sound – and in the end everyone has cooked soup together.
Moritz Eggert has prepared a musical theater for young audiences with lots of vegetables, but also with verve and imagination – and it works without words, but is tastefully seasoned.
With the Portuguese artist Tiago Alexandre Fonseca, there is an expressive master chef. He lets the devil be a pretty good man. Lots of body comedy and happy laughter from the premiere children – Stefan Gohlisch
How are we using smartphones? How does our body change when we use a smartphone? Are we more interested in our screens than in person sitting beside us? Are we becoming addicted to our smartphones or are they an extension of our brain or even a public space where we all meet virtually? Are we ever alone? How do we juggle through the impact technology has on our everyday life?
“NoMo” is a one man’s clown show about the contemporary phenomena of Smartphone Addiction. It is about the fear of missing out, in a world where you are no longer really alone.
Corrente D’ Arte is a cultural association that for the past 4 years has been developing in Lisbon many projects, such as Chapéus na Rua and Circo nos Mercados, two events that promote Circus and street arts within the Lisbon Community.
Bridge is a new outdoor experience linking art, engineering and social change.
A Bridge appears in the centre of Grantham, Coventry and Worcester. For three days, the bridge is host to pop-up events and happenings until, on Saturday evening, it becomes the setting for an extraordinary and memorable performance with live theatre, circus, dance and music.
Wander through a vista of flames and chemical reactions made all the more exciting and intriguing through an evocative and informative soundscape. Dr. Kronovator’s Fire Laboratory is a stunning interactive environment with ingenious fire installations for audiences of all ages.
At the centre of the Fire Laboratory Dr. Kronovator and his team prepare their experimental flame and steam-powered contraptions that audiences are invited to activate. The fire laboratory runs for three hours during an evening, with the option of further consecutive nights. Depending on the site, the fire laboratory can be ticketed to control numbers or generate income. It can hold between 200 – 300 people at any one time.
Always on call and equipped with a 10ft ladder & Firemen’s pole, the Firemen truly have all the gear but no idea! A hilarious walkabout packed with live acrobatics, comedy and slapstick humour! Produced by Circadian Troupe.
“They really wowed the crowd with their physical prowess, charm and slapstick humour. Highly recommended!”
− Deb Mullins, Artistic Director, Emergency Exit Arts – Newham Carnival
Yet it was the tireless performance of Tiago Alexandre Fonseca in the title role which gave the staging its humanity. With an expressive face and a physical prowess that would have kept him employed during the silent film era, Mr Fonseca delivered a tour de force of rope climbing, trampolining and running through nightmare worlds, all while conveying the high emotional stakes of his attempted escape.
In Stravinsky’s ballet burlesque, three puppets are brought to life by their sadistic puppet-master – the delicate ballerina, the coarse but warm-hearted muscleman and the clumsy clown Petrushka. Continuously exhibited and tortured by his master, Petrushka finally manages to escape. Yet his long-yearned-for freedom does not last long …
Click to see when I’m next performing it live here.
The concept behind the festival is closely related to the practice of busking or performing in public places where attendance is free. It aims to reach out to the community by offering a series of shows that may take the form of improvised poetry, living statues, juggling, acrobatics, clowns, puppetry, mime, dance, theatre, performance art and music, open to all audiences, regardless of their social status, culture, age or gender.
Inspired by the hyper-sensual surrealism of Rimbaud’s poetry set in Britten’s song cycle Les Illuminations, director Struan Leslie creates a newly-commissioned staging fusing music and contemporary circus performance.
The circus ensemble(…) gave a strong, joyful and beautiful performance.