PISTE, PISTE, PISTE

Performance for children and young audiences

“One day a kid planted three little dots. And they grew into lines…”

“Piste, piste, piste”, by Mira Ravald and Luis Sartori do Vale, is an interdisciplinary performance for children and young audiences, combining contemporary circus, dance and visual arts.

The performance is a fascinating journey into the world of shapes and creativity, in which a blank white stage transforms into an imaginative universe with the use of old overhead projectors. The work is based on the children’s book “Três pontinhos” (three little dots) by the author/illustrator Mario Vale.

Giving continuity to the research started with their previous performance Portmanteau, Luis and Mira explore the use of handmade visuals executed live on old overhead projectors, to build a dynamic and poetic visual environment.

Not underlining but rather suggesting, the performance sensitively builds up around a narrative of a journey of two characters that discover three little dots… Through movement, illusion and circus skills, the performers play with the transformation of dots into lines, using the overhead projectors to create different situations and universes in which they travel through, leaving space for the children’s own imagination and interpretations.

PREMIERE
27th August 2020
Cultural Centre Caisa – Helsinki, Finland 

CONCEPT / PERFORMANCE
Luis Sartori do Vale
Mira Ravald

LIGHT DESIGN
Jere Mönkkönen

MUSIC / SOUND DESIGN
Petteri Rajanti

PRODUCTION
WHS (FI)

SUPPORT
TAIKE (FI)
WHS Teatteri Union (FI)
Cirko (FI)
Annantalo (FI)
Subtopia (SE)

Project awarded as the ITU 2020 performance

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