The Lemon Tree Studio
BESTIAIRES, DUDA PAIVA COMPANY/NETHERLANDS, 70’, 16+
Welcome! The most popular ancient Greek gods are on tour and have arrived in town, just to entertain you! Tonight your host is Cupid, perhaps a little worn out, but still the original and best god of love!
Borrowing the images of humans and beasts, our performing deities undergo astonishing transformations, both physical and emotional, but all too soon they experience the frustrations and failures of mortality – particularly that of their humble audience tonight…you!
In these harsh economic times, especially for Greek gods, magic and humour can still be theirs - and yours - as they create a magical, mythological world where beauty and ugliness, fantasy and reality, and the perceptions and expectations of our contemporary times - are celebrated and challenged.
Over the past 15 years Duda Paiva has performed all over the world with his innovative and highly popular fusion of modern dance, puppetry and multimedia. After the success of Malediction in 2011 and Angel at the first manipulate in 2008 we are very pleased to welcome the company back to Scotland. This manipulate performance is BESTIAIRES’ UK premiere
BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS AND INGENIOUS INVENTIONS
THROUGHOUT MALEDICTION DANCE AND MIME SPARKLE MAGICALLY, AND EVERYTHING WORKS FANTASTICALLY
Manipulate Visual Theatre Festival – Innovative International Theatre and Film.
Torn (Faux Theatre), Friday 31 January 2014, Lemon Tree Studio
Bestiaires (Duda Paiva), Saturday 1 February 2014, Lemon Tree Studio
Go! (Polina Borisova), Sunday 2 February 2014, Lemon Tree Studio