Painting Venice is a family friendly, compact, pocket rocket dance, theatre, circus and comedy show that is ideal for outdoor events and festivals. The work features three characters who live and survive on the streets. The characters present themselves through a series of skits to try to win the sympathies of the audience but, as most clown acts do, they often fail, and their efforts sometimes end in tragedy. A budding rock star, a precious peacemaker and a lost soul who just want to be loved, form a makeshift family. Living in a small space, holding on to their simple belongings, the piece presents a funny, rhythmical and entertaining performance with poignant underlying tones exploring the realities of life living on the streets.
The show combines clowning, dance and theatre to make for an intimate street theatre piece, involving the audience and sometimes inviting them to join in the fun.
This makeshift family puts the ‘fun’ in dysfunctional.