Le Petit Cirque at The Invisible Dog
SATURDAY MARCH 3 / SUNDAY MARCH 4 / PERFORMANCE / Le Petit Cirque [The Small Circus] is a complex sound object object made of wood, plastic, strings, springs and fragility. A mere breath can set it vibrating. Twelve small microphones draw resources from its interior. Le Petit Cirque is a circus. Its handling is perilous, the danger of falling ever-present. In the same way that theater can be musical, Le Petit Cirque is a “circus of sound.“ It is also a theater of objects. Le Petit Cirque is made from odds and ends, salvaged material and cheap gadgets, but never relies on anecdote. Sound emerges frommise en scène. Action nourishes sound and sound gives new meaning to action. Improvisation and the chance of mechanics. This theater of sound objects explores two distinct and interacting concepts. The first is how stereotypical circus imagery alters one’s perception of the performance’s musical aspect. The second, and more abstract, is how sound allows the spectator to see these theatrical situations from a different perspective. The random trajectories and perpetual movements, which redirect script and nourish improvisation, are captured simultaneously from different sound angles and re-mixed. The spectator skips from one point of view to another, watching with his ears, skin, his ideas and thought associations.
Saturday March 3 – 6pm & 8pm
Sunday March 4 – 4pm & 6pm
very limited seating: please reserve by email here
Free admission / Suggested donation: $10
More information at http://www.theinvisibledog.org/?p=9327
The Invisible Dog Art Center, 51 Bergen Street Brooklyn, NY, 11201