The little guy with his moustache, his bowler hat and his bamboo cane is world famous. But, who is the man behind this figure? Mario Schröder wondered the same thing when choreographing Chaplin. His rise to fame makes Chaplin a person of public interest. The clown becomes political. America's conservatives are, however, suspicious of Chaplin's convictions. Suspected of communism, he is eventually expelled. The ballet describes Chaplin's life in relation to his creative work and shows that an artist who observes his environment both sensitively and consciously is behind the funny Tramp.
German choreographer Mario Schröder portrays Chaplin as a fascinating and complex personality full of contradictions. He captures Chaplin’s characteristic combination of movingly straight clown’s comic, compassion, and sense of justice in an unjust world. The initially playful slapstick thus becomes a testimony of basic ethical and interpersonal issues.
Národní divadlo moravskoslezské / The National Moravian - Silesian Theatre
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No language barrier
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Lenka Dřímalová (The head of ballet company), Pavlína Macháčová (Production of ballet company)