Slapstick Sonata

Visual poetry meets absurd physical comedy . . .Slapstick Sonata is a performance that brings Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s sonatas together with slapstic comedy from the silent film era to create a very literal combination of high art and popular culture. Visual poetry meets absurd physical comedy and contemporary circus. Aerial acrobatics, tumbling, clown antics, dance, live music and theatrical elements fuse into a free-flowing stream of references ranging from classical opera to silent film comedies.

About the company

Cirk La Putyka is an ensemble dedicated professionally to the ‘Contemporary Circus’.  It tries to transcend the boundaries between acrobatics, contemporary dance, puppetry, concerts and sports. The company strives to create its own specific theatre poetics and find a perspective on the genre as a whole. For Cirk La Putyka, the theme, the story and the message are as important as the professional approach to individual theatre, genres and circus disciplines.

Genre

multidisciplinary

Theatre/company

Cirk La Putyka

Czech title

Slapstick Sonata

Names of authors

Maksim Komaro, Circo Aero

Name of director or choreographer

Maksim Komaro, Circo Aero

Length of the performance

75 minutes

Number of travelling persons

11

Awards and special mentions

Festival Young for Young, 2012 (Audience Award)

Language

No language barrier

Audience

Children , Adult

Scale of venue

middle

Contact person

Vít Novák, Kristýna Milaberská

E-mail

vitek@laputyka.cz; kristyna@laputyka.cz

Web

www.laputyka.cz