Painting Venice

Category: Show

A comedy dance theatre piece exploring ideas around three characters who live and survive together on the streets. The clown-like 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. The narrative takes the audience on a journey of laughter and sadness as the clowns do all they can in times of desperation to survive, search for comfort and find pride in their simple home on their patch of the street. A budding rock star, a precious peacemaker and a lost soul who just wants to be loved form a makeshift family, living in a small space, holding on to their simple belongings; their socks and hats, an old piano and a pile of cardboard boxes.

Static performance with audience in an arc.
Please note that the footage is from the end of the first phase of research.

Creative team: Choreography- Sioda Adams and performers, Dramaturge- Simon Harvey (knee High Theatre), Creative mentor – Louise Finnan (Motionhouse), Music Composition- Harry Lightfoot (film and T.V incl. Star Wars trailer)

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Show Details

  • Date Created: 2016
  • Length: 3 minutes
  • Scale: Small scale
  • Capacity: Under 500
  • Language: Non-text based
  • Audience type: All audiences, all ages

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