Plunge into the world of animal imagination!
An interactive dance performance for children and young people based on the musical motif of the same name by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns. The production combines movement and dance with video projections, original music and sound, while also playing with light and shade, silence and stillness. The artists were inspired by the diversity of the animal kingdom. They journeyed underground, into the clouds, underwater and through tall grass, and also created many new and bizarre creatures. Thanks to the child audiences, who are present on the stage from beginning to end, new creatures are created every time. Plunge with us into the world of animal imagination!
The interactive performance is connected with a movement, music and visual arts workshop with the artists. Children can try out movement and dance, learn about the animal kingdom, listen to music, create new music and sounds, and engage in artistic reflection.
“...awakening the imagination of children, inciting kids to unmediated participation, Animal Carnival is an interesting dance production reflecting upon classical music and the world of children in our present days. My kids loved the projections and the possibility to get involved in the action in the role of dancers...“
(Sakuma Sota, puppeteer and performer based in Prague)
"Animal Carnival is a theatre piece that children devour with all of their senses and, what’s most important, it gets their imagination started. What I really appreciate is that children are on stage together with the dancers since the very opening to the curtain call, constantly motivated to take part in the piece. It is a most interesting production indeed, one to strongly imprint on the kids‘ minds.”
(a letter from a teacher)