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.
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.”
Concept and direction: Duda Paiva
Dramaturgy: Kim Kooiman
Performers: Josse Vessies, Cat Smits and Tim Velraeds or Alexander Brouwer
Puppets: Duda Paiva, Justyna Banasiak, André Mello and Tim Velraeds
Sound: Wilco Alkema
Light: Mark Verhoef
Decor: Daniel Patijn
Costume: Atty Kingma
Advice: Harriet Stroet
Repetitor: Ederson Xavier
Production: Marijana Mikolcic