Angel depicts the classic fall from Grace of a tramp who meets an angel in a graveyard and sets up home with him. Through the angel we enter an ambivalent world of dreams, curses and revelation. Is the angel a companion, a messenger, a judge or is it just the bad trip of a tramp who has had one too many.
Concept and performance: Duda Paiva
Direction and script: Paul Selwyn Norton
Puppet: Ulrike Quade
Light design: Bas Vissers, Hans C. Boer
Coach puppetry: Neville Tranter
Angel is a coproduction with Korzo Theatre and CaDance 2004 and Tour and financially supported by Performing Arts Fund NL.
Angel conquered hearts in France, Germany, Poland, Czech, Slovenia, Hungary, Belgium, Estonia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Spain, Portugal, Italy, United Kingdom, Suisse, Norway, Turkey, Denmark, Israel, Austria, Bolivia, Singapore, Brazil, Australia, La Réunion, Canada, South Africa and is still on tour.
2010 Main award Out of the Box Festival, Kaapstad [SA]
2008 Best interpretation, Lleida [SP]
2007 Best Overall Production, International Teatr Treff Tallinn [EE]
2006 Critics choice FITAZ, La Paz [BO]
2006 Little Prince – Grand Prix Lutke 06, Ljubljana [SL]
2005 Award of the Polish Artists’ Association for the mastery in animation, Festival Baj Pomorski Torun [PL]
2005 Grand prix and Public award, 6th International Spectaculo Interesse Ostrava [CZ]
2005 Selected for the Dutch Dance Days
"Duda Paiva incorporates dramatic monologue and characters of foam rubber into contempory dance, with a creepy avant-garde sensibility."