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Wings for Clowns

September 16, 2017 6:00 pm. by Piano Theatre (Theatre of Deaf Children )Non-Verbal PerformanceDuration: 1.5 hoursIn no way does their deafness limit the artistic expression of the troupe of child actors from Russia. In many ways, their unique perspective on the world - one without sound - informs their art and their performance.In Wings For Clowns, the actors use the language of motion to deliver several miniature performances featuring archetypal characters such as Pierrot, Harlequin, Columbine, Old Man and Old Woman. Trees, Sea, Wind and Rain are the main heroes of the performance. Through these characters the inner life of each performer is revealed and the audience is engaged.Between the spectators and actors emerges a unified area of co-participation, co-creation, co-experience: this is the marvellous effect of "Piano" that strives to repeat it again and again.The "Piano" Theatre began in 1986 at the Nizhny Novgorod (Russia) boarding school for deaf children and has participated in more than 50 international festivals, 5 world festivals in 15 countries including Russia, Germany, USA, Luxembourg, Finland, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Austria, Canada.. 1125 Colonel By DriveOttawa, ON K1S 5B6.. Event Details. Location: 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa