Carnival of the animals

A hiker appears in the room: he has such a big hunger – like a lion. Suddenly, the organ music fills the whole room. Chicken-feathers, turtle-cancan and disturbing birdsong: all the animals slowly make themselves noticed and disturb the tranquility of this man… or is it perhaps the other way around?

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“The Carnival of the Animals” is a choreographic and scenical concert for children from the age of 4 and adults. Based on the music composed by Camille Saint-Säens in 1886, the puppeteer Emilien Truche humorously and profoundly questions our relationship to our animality and to the wildness.

Concept and performance, Bau und Spiel: Emilien Truche
Organ-player: Michael Sattelberger
Outside-eye: Katja Bütchemann
Light-design: Doris Schopf

Performance duration approx. 40 minutes.
For people from 4 years old.

Funded by the Fonds Darstellende Künste (Performing Arts Fund) with funds from the german federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media in the frame of the programm NEUSTART KULTUR.

Premiere: 12th September 2021 in the Hospitalkirche in Stuttgart (D)

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