Category: Show Related artist: Luigi Ciotta

A beaten up old bike, a dusty hand wound 78rpm gramophone, and a folkloristic “theatrical” shoe-shiner who’s ready to polish anything you may be wearing on your feet … even the feet themselves!!
Shoeshine is specifically designed for flexibility. It has no heavy backdrop, no technical requirements, suits any occasion and is an original idea for festivals where it acts as an entertaining relaxation and rest area for the public!
Shoeshine is not a “show” in the classical sense, but more of a stationary comic theatre improvisation. The time spent having their shoes shined is a means by which passers-by and clients are drawn into older, simpler times, into a scene from bygone days and, through this endearing character’s delightful chit-chat, re-introduced to values that may be of some use in today’s world. It’s all about humanity and simplicity … and all very comical.

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Show Details

  • Date Created: 2012
  • Length: 1 minutes
  • Scale: Small scale
  • Capacity: Under 500
  • Availability: Has touring availability
  • Language: Non-text based
  • Audience type: All audiences, all ages

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