United States, Australia
As part of the Festival’s CSR initiative there are sponsored performances of Cloud Soup by Wolfe Bowart for underprivileged and differently abled children.
Interested applicants may apply at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The new production from renowned physical theatre performer Wolfe Bowart, Cloud Soup tells the story of a tailor who discovers that the adventure he longs for lies at his feet – in his pile of laundry. The tailor’s humble shop becomes an undiscovered world as fabrics magically morph, found objects transform into curious beings and puffs of steam remind us of a time when we saw faces in the clouds.
Wear mismatched socks, put your shoes on the wrong feet, turn your shirt inside out and you’ll be perfectly dressed for Cloud Soup.
Wolfe Bowart has enchanted audiences in 22 countries around the world with his family-friendly physical theatre productions that are heartwarming, hilarious and thought-provoking. Bowart’s award-winning LaLaLuna, Letter’s End (both previously at KLIAF) and The Man the Sea Saw have received international critical and public acclaim. His latest creation, Cloud Soup, marks his most intimate work to date.
Letter’s End is aimed squarely at children, but I unhesitatingly recommend it to all adults and lovers of theatre. You will be immensely impressed and satisfied.
The Mercury, Australia
The amazing thing is that not a word was spoken by Bowart throughout the performance, but the message was received and understood across all ages and language and cultural barriers … His onstage talent and ability to connect with his audience is truly beautiful.
South Western Times
Entrancing … an elegiac vision of life and love.
You will be mesmerized … he will make you laugh, he will make you sigh, and you will be enchanted by his every move.
Canberra critic Wendy Brazil
Bowart is the ultimate physical performer. He has a breathtaking awareness of his own body, and glides effortlessly across the stage with balletic skill. His sleight-of-hand is magnificent and fits in so neatly that you sometimes barely notice that it’s there, which allows the audience to be swept away in the dreamy mystique that Bowart seeks to create. LaLaLuna … is sheer brilliance.
The Arts Program, Australia
An enchantingly loony dreamscape … Wolfe Bowart specializes in a magic realism that evokes childlike wonder.
Through it all Bowart is the master of ceremonies and there is never a lapse, not a stray move. Every breath, it seems, is within the control of a clear and very precise physicalised expression of a magical imagination.
Endearingly humorous and bizarrely ingenious.
The Daily Telegraph, Australia
LaLaLuna … injects real joie de vivre into the 29th London International Mime Festival.
The Stage, UK
Brilliant…. the best physical theatre seen in years
Sydney Morning Herald
Prickly charmers, skilful klutzes, the Shneedles will woo you right out of your chair … their razor-sharp timing and buffoonish-but-sympathetic personae make them not to be missed. You will fall in love with them.
The Seattle Stranger, US
Wolfe Bowart’s show about the night the light in the moon went out will have you howling with laughter at the dark circle in the sky.
Luminously inventive and magically silly, LaLaLuna flies you to the moon and back on a winged unicycle to a symphony of whoopee cushions and ukulele. It plumbs the collective unconsciousness with a toilet plunger; embosoms the collective imagination in a giant balloon; animates musical sketches and further charms with an interactive clothes-line film.
LaLaLuna is a topsy-turvy world in which gravity isn’t always on its best behaviour and the universal cart of dreams is upturned. Bowart’s roundabout quest to illuminate the moon will take you to the top of a windswept stack of suitcases and spear your bum with cactus spines.
When the moon’s a balloon, or a pretty bubble, it’s impossible to resist rekindling warm childhood memories with LaLaLuna.
The Age, Australia
Beautiful imagery, wonderfully playful, poignant, funny
Daily Telegraph, Sydney
Bowart acts wordlessly but with boundless expression, his silent movie-actor’s face, acrobat’s body and magician’s hands telling us all we need to know about the sweet sadness of a lost man finally abandoning himself and his dreams to the elements.
The West Australian, Perth
In 2010, Letter’s End was nominated in the category of Best Touring Production.
In 2012 The Man the Sea Saw was nominated in the category of Best Visual/ Physical Theatre Production.
SpoonTree’s productions have been seen in 16 countries worldwide and counting.
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