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Time: April 28, 2011 at 7pm to April 3, 2012 at 6pm
Location: Teatro Circo de Marte/Santa Cruz de la Palma - Teatro Leal/La Laguna/Tenerife - Teatro Cine Victor/Santa Cruz de Tenerife
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Event Country: canary, islands
Organized By: Compagnia TPO
Latest Activity: Apr 27, 2011
BAROCCO at Canary Islands
28 april 2011 - h. 19.00
Teatro Circo de Marte
Santa Cruz de la Palma
30 april 2011 - h. 12.00 and h. 18.00
3 may 2011- h.17.00
Teatro Cine Victor
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
"Barocco" is a game about marvels, a journey through an enchanted castle, intended to appeal to both children and grown-ups. The performance consists of a dance set in imaginary rooms and locations: the music room, the Baroque theatre, the picture gallery, the hall of mirrors, the grand ballroom, the trick room, the royal garden. Each of these places has continual surprises in store for us, and lures our eyes and ears into entering a world where everything can be transformed thanks to the touch of beauty. Onstage two dancers enable us to visit this special place step by step, and to savour its sensitive spaces. On this stage we see a whole series of tricks and bizarre sights: the wind opens doors, moves curtains, and carries us aloft where we float in the air like soap bubbles.
And so we find ourselves immersed in those images of Baroque art that are closest to the imagined world of children, its flights and leaps and bounds. The dance enables us to enter a play of gyrating rooms, where the scene is in continual movement like a cardboard toy theatre where everything is taken apart and reassembled. The castle is not only the setting but also the protagonist of this choreography, which reveals its features and its secrets.
The public is accompanied on a Baroque sense-experience, dynamic and absorbing, inspired by the wonders of the Palais de Vaux le Vicomte in Paris.
The TPO company and interactive theatre
"Baroque" makes use of large-scale video projections and interactive technologies capable of acting live on images and sounds through the actions of the performers or the public. In the last few years the group has developed a theatrical medium based on the creation of “sensitive” environments, in which the public or the performers are in close rapport with the stage, thanks to the use of hidden, computer-operated sensors.