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‘Monsters balances extremely nice on the borderline between completely real and obviously fake’
After the success of ‘The Greeks’ Duda Paiva Company relaeases a new production for children, based again on funny and creepy Greek characters
What strange creatures the puppets of Duda Paiva are!
They have funny heads. They have wings and tails but also arms and legs… what are they? Animals, humans, or both? And they look so sweet and touchable… but are they?
Luckily, Narcissus controls the Monsters and he is showing his audience all the tricks he taught them: a somersault, a dance, a song and even how to fly! But Monsters hate to do these tricks. That’s why they rise against him and you begin to ask yourself, who is the real beast here? One thing is clear in this ongoingly changing slapstick performance: what you see is not what you get.
concept/direction Duda Paiva – dramaturgy Kim Kooiman– dance / performers Josse Vessies, Cat Smits, Tim Velraeds /Alex Brouwer – puppets Duda Paiva, Justyna Banasiak, André Mello, Tim Velraeds – sound Wilco Alkema -light Mark Verhoef – decor Daniel Patijn – costume Atty Kingma – advice Harriet Stroet – repetitor Ederson Xavier – production Marijana Mikolcic – co producer Korzo
MONSTERS premiered on 20th April 2017 as a part of the Pop Arts Festival at De Krakeling.
Duda Paiva about his productions for children;
“This cross-over between dance and puppetry resembles the world they know from comics, video-games and animation movies. And suddenly this world appears on stage, almost touchable and becomes creepy real.”