Category: Show Related artist: Oliveira & Bachtler

Two beings living in an abstract world, Otus is rooted in human nature. Here is a unique perspective, a glimpse into their lives, motivations, relationships and habits. Utilising circus, physical theatre, movement, clown and set design Otus explores tension, the space between objects and the wooden world in which they reside. With precarious piles of cut wooden planks, a rope, table and trapeze, their peculiar domain is set. Immersed in their own nuances and rendered through acrobatics, juggling, rope, trapeze and staff manipulation, their world unfolds.

OTUS Production Team
Concept and Direction – Hugo Oliveira, Sage Bachtler Cushman
Dramaturgy – Hugo Oliveira, Sage Bachtler Cushman, Luciano Amarelo
Artists – Sage Bachtler Cushman, Hugo Oliveira
Artistic support – Luciano Amarelo
Scenography – Hugo Oliveira, Sage Bachtler Cushman, Bruno Neto
Costumes – Carolina Sousa, Thomas Benjamin, Sage Bachtler Cushman, Hugo Oliveira
Light design – Hugo Oliveira, Sage Bachtler Cushman, Sergio Vilela
Production – Oliveira & Bacthler, Coreo Cymru, Chapter, NoFit State, Arts Council of Wales Lottery Scheme, Wales Millennium Centre creative development program Incubator, Arts Council England
Artistic residency – Cace Cultural do Porto, Companhia Umpor1, Teatro municipal de Vila do Conde, The Black-E, Wales Millenium Centre.
Thanks to – Corda bamba, Circolando, Luciano Amarelo, Companhia umpor1, lago discount

OTUS Reviews

‘Occasionally baffling, often beautiful and arresting throughout, OTUS certainly deserves to be widely seen.’
British Theatre Guide

‘Otus is a ‘sense-stirringly wonderful’ show that proves the value of harnessing specialist expertise in cross-disciplinary experiments. Neither, as-we-know-it, dance nor circus, the resultant compound is a distinct success.’
Katharine Kavanagh, Circus Diaries

‘Bravo to the braveness of OTUS and the imagination of all involved.’
Art Scene In Wales

‘Oliveira & Bachtler thrilled audiences with their artistry, compelling narrative and stunning use of integrated artforms. Through Otus, Sage and Hugo demonstrated their wide appeal to all ages and demographics and their extraordinary ability to mesmerise and capture the imagination of their audiences. They offer high quality production values and stunning aesthetics to create authentic and mature work which I believe has global appeal.’
Carole Blade, Creative Producer for Coreo Cymru

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Show Details

  • Date Created: 2016
  • Length: approximately 55min
  • Performance area: 10 x 10 x 8 meters
  • Approx. get-in / get out: one full day get in - 3 hours get out
  • Workshops available: Yes
  • Scale: Medium scale
  • Capacity: Under 500
  • Availability: Has touring availability
  • Language: Non-text based
  • Audience type: All audiences, all ages

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