“Puppet theater, the employment and dance of dolls, effigies and puppets, is not only historically obscure and unable to shake off its ties to shamanistic healing and other inherently strange and hard to prove social services. It is also by definition of its most persuasive characteristics, an anarchic art, subversive and untameable by nature, an art which is easier researched in police records than in theatre chronicles, an art which by fate and spirit does not aspire to represent governments or civilisations, but prefers its own secret and demeaning stature in society, representing, more or less, the demons of that society and definitely not its institutions.”
[“Radicality of the Puppet Theater” – P. Schumann]
In a Food Lab, scientists Wagner and Vladimir are attempting to create the ultimate super food aided by their psychotic drug lover guinea-pig. As the experiment progresses, the excitement grows, fumes and gazes go loose, mistakes happens and things get out of hands. The result of the experiment is nothing like what was expected…
The Experiment is a comical and satirical take on the food industry and its alchemical secrets cabaret performance using muppets and rod puppets.
Family audience (+12)
Tech: A table and spotlights.
Laptop playback for sound, or we can bring portable sound.
“If you accept your shadow… then you can reclaim your light”
“The thinker” is the story of how the wounded ego must hide everything we believe that is unacceptable about ourselves; to fulfill this task the ego builds a mask to prove the rest that we don’t have so many defects. Through masks, rod puppets, muppets, giant puppets, the blending of the body with life size puppets, physical theatre, music and visual arts, “The thinker” is a multi sensorial experience.
Created out of a collaboration between puppeteer Andres Anguita, painter Jaime Valtierra, mime artist Madalena and circus performer Virginia Gamboa, the show did its first appearance in the Boom Festival in Portugal for the full moon of August 2008.