Circus

Theater

MASTODONTE SHOW

By Familia Carromatto & Co.

Italy | Chile

  • Spanish
  • 70 minutes
  • +3 años

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An old fifties-style banger is the setting for a circus show in miniature, inspired by the piece Calder's Circus by Alexander Calder and starring the people who live in it: a couple that tells of their ups and downs as a traveling family.


In this show, the Familia Carromatto invites the audience to share their home: the largest theater bus on the continent that’s a throwback to an old fifties-style banger from the circus. Once aboard, we’re off on a journey with its inhabitants, an unusual couple that tells of their ups and downs as travelers: the good and the bad, scraping by and living it up, using strings and paraphernalia to bring a true circus spectacle called the Mastodonte Show to life.

Inspired by the play Calder’s Circus by Alexander Calder - a precursor to kinetic sculpture - this play aims to combine the magic of a story for all ages with risky circus acrobatics. Performed using everyday objects and materials, these become the stars of a show that makes good use of comedy and the absurd, while at the same time being very moving.

Company: Familia Carromatto & Co | Directed by: Ingrid Flores Moncada | Written, starring and handling by: Camilo Giraud and Javiera Acuña Rosati | Set creation: Camillo Giraud, Javiera Acuña Rosati | Project: Familia Carromatto & Co.

–Its creators, Javiera Acuña Rosati and Camillo Giraud, have several years of experience working with this kind of theater under their belts, with careers spanning more than nine years and experience managing several traveling circus-theater projects in Europe (Circo Paniko, La Capra Grassa y Cia., Coliflor).

–It’s a play that takes us back to circus’s very roots, where traveling is an actual way of life for the families involved.

New circus: Also called contemporary circus (nouveau cirque in French), this performing arts genre - developed in the middle of the twentieth century - is characterized, among other things, by basing itself on a story told through different circus acts and disciplines. The focus is on making an esthetic impact and on a performance that tells a story, sometimes using theater techniques as well.

Physical theater: This is a kind of theater based on the body’s expressive and communicational abilities, in performances whose aim is to tell a story using corporality. Its roots are in Japanese nō theater, Italian commedia dell’arte, circus acts, certain types of Asian theater and mime. Its modern-day version is usually said to date from the first half of the twentieth century.

Object theater: According to the International Puppetry Union’s World Encyclopedia of Puppetry Arts, this is a kind of theater where the human figure is not present (under the guise of an actor, puppet or another representation) and where objects, in the widest sense, are favored in the dramaturgy to the detriment of the verbal form. It’s predominantly a visual theater, having more in common with the figurative arts than other kinds of theater. The actor, when he is present, assimilates himself into the space, sometimes through the use of stage elements or costume and he does not necessarily portray a character.

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