The Carpeters

Category: Show

The Carpeters is an interventionist performance created for the street, that takes the imagery of success and celebrity to town.
A trio of performers with rolled red carpets make their way through the streets, down crowded paths, rolling and unrolling the carpets, end to end making a journey, going nowhere having come from nowhere.
A world is created where the public are witness to a struggle that is poetic, humorous and absurd.
Pursuing an invisible path through crowds, over furniture and into buildings they are single-minded in their purpose. They encounter obstacles, pinch points, opportunities to find imaginative solutions to their problems. Along the way the audience become complicit in their activities. It is a slow, deliberate act of work that becomes an absurd piece of street theatre
It is a performance of simplicity and playfulness.

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Show Details

  • Date Created: 2019
  • Length: 40 min
  • Performance area: An area of street the can be traversed for 40 mins
  • Approx. get-in / get out: 1 hour
  • Number. of people on road: 3
  • Workshops available: No
  • Scale: Small scale
  • Capacity: Under 500
  • Availability: Has touring availability
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