PISTE, PISTE, PISTE
Upcoming • Performance for children and young audiences
“Piste, piste, piste” is an interdisciplinary performance for children and young audiences, combining contemporary circus, dance and visual arts.
In “Piste, piste, piste” the audience is invited on an enchanting journey into the world of creativity and imagination. 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.
Like an artist in front of a blank canvas, or a child playing with an empty box, Luis and Mira use the stage as their playground. With the simple manipulation of ordinary materials on old overhead projectors, live images are projected on the space and on the performers, turning an empty white stage into a fantastic universe in which anything can happen.
“Piste, piste, piste” takes its main inspiration from the children’s book “Três pontinhos” (three little dots) by the author/illustrator Mario Vale.
In the book, a kid finds three little dots and decides to plant them. They grow into long lines and become his close friends. He uses the lines to draw and to create different kinds of shapes and characters, playing with his imagination…
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.
With the use of analog machines and live handmade visual art, we want to offer the audience the possibility of seeing and understanding how the performance itself is created, inviting the children to follow us into the building of these playful shapes and universes.
* Looking for partners, co-producers and residences
CONCEPT / PERFORMANCE
Luis Sartori do Vale
MUSIC / SOUND DESIGN
WHS Teatteri Union (FI)