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In Icelandic ‘Kindur’ means ‘sheep’ and this is a show dedicated to Iceland seen through the eyes of its adventurous sheep. All the territory of this island is pervaded by a fairytale like aura.
In this scenery even the humblest animals live their own adventurous life, worth the thousand-year tales characterizing Iceland. Let’s take sheep: locked inside a pen for the cold season, they can then taste full freedom travelling by themselves or in small groups from spring to autumn. In their journey the sheep protagonists of ‘Kindur’ show us this secret world, strong and fragile at the same time, capable of communicating children the extraordinary beauty of nature.
In ‘Kindur’ the story of three sheep develops parallel to the cycle of seasons: it starts in autumn, with the wind storming the pen, and moves on to late summer. It will be a dangerous, heroic journey, the fairytale of a nature that is legend, music, and other meetings.
For this project Tpo has devised a ‘sensitive’ stage, where audiences, especially the youngest generations, can enter, immerse in the various natural environments and play thanks to the use of digital technologies. Inside this space the audience and the performers can draw, produce sounds, interact with images or the elements present onstage, inside the context of an atelier. Play, dance, visual narration become part of an original artistic creation interpreted by dancers and the audience, where a precise border between a show and an atelier no longer exists.
Kohler Arts Center / Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Germantown Performing Arts Center / Germantown, Tennessee
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts / Urbana, Illinois
Chicago Humanities Festival / Chicago, Illinois
Walton Arts Center / Fayetteville, Arkansas