Children’s Theatre Exchange: Canada meets Russia & USA
WINGS FOR CLOWNS by Piano Theatre (Theatre of Deaf Children )
When: September 16, at 6:00 pm
Where: Kailash Mital Theatre, Carleton University,
1125 Colonel By Dr.
Ages: all ages
Duration: 1.5 hours
Children 3 and under are free.
6:00-6:20 pm – Theatrical composition “Magic Transformations” by young actors of three theatres that will present the result of their creative collaboration during international Children’s Theatre Exchange program. Participating theatres: Once Upon a Kingdom Theatre (Canada), Piano Theatre (Russia), Solo Theater (USA).
6:20-7:30 pm – Show Wings For Clowns by Piano Theatre.
In no way being deaf limits the artistic expression of the troupe of child actors from Russia. In many ways, their unique perspective on the world – one without sound – informs their art and their performance.
In Wings For Clowns, the actors use the language of motion to deliver several miniature performances featuring archetypal characters such as Pierrot, Harlequin, Columbine, Old Man and Old Woman. Trees, Sea, Wind and Rain are the main heroes of the performance. Through these characters the inner life of each performer is revealed and the audience is engaged.
Between the spectators and actors emerges a unified area of co-participation, co-creation, co-experience: this is the marvelous effect of “Piano” that strives to repeat it again and again.
The “Piano” Theatre began in 1986 at the Nizhny Novgorod (Russia) boarding school for deaf children and has participated in more than 50 international festivals, 5 world festivals in 15 countries including Russia, Germany, USA, Luxembourg, Finland, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Austria, Canada.
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