The oneiric cabinet shows us the creative process of the marionette. The way stories grow and are shaped between sawdust, chisels, and nights of interrupted dreams. The stage turns into the workshop of a puppeteer, where the images of his dreams and nightmares take form and where the puppeteer goes on testing, perfecting and lets himself fall into a world of oneiric images.
We witness three stories, during which the characters stop being hung from a hanger to tell us about their daily challenges, their stumbling and their greatness, from their intimacy and their loneliness.
Gus, a lonely being, uncomfortable in his own skin, who only finds hope when he closes his eyes, thinks that the time has come for him to get out of the way. A piece of dark humour about desesperation and intimacy.
Gildo, the narcoleptic artist
Gildo a fearless artist, who lives between dreamworld and reality, performs his show without realizing the presence of another character, both disturbing and friendly, close and dark like a shadow. A cabaret punctuated by rag-time rythms, with the emotion created by the tightrope walker on his wire.
Manca in the dunes
Sunrise over the dunes, the sand color changes. The blue turns into orange until the presence of a relentless sun prevails. Manca, only inhabitant of this singular and isolated area, wakes up. Out of this space, a huge abyss surrounds her.
Discipline: string puppets, show without words
Public: teenagers and adults (+9)
Participants: 1 actor-manipulator, 1 sound and light manager
Number of marionettes: 7
Duration: 55 min
Time to set up: 6 h
Time to dismantle: 4 h
Stage area: 5m length x 3m width
Bleachers, if not possible, the stage area must be a meter from the ground.
220 V power outlet
Lighting: 1 programmable table of at least 10 channels
lighting fixtures according to the company's light plan.
Sound: audio system with 1 sound table
Tightrope walkers, spiritual dragons, deserts endless in their smallness and which colors are influenced by a rising sun, travelers camping in this dream space... In between those worlds, strings which separate the realitiy from the other. A fine line which makes us accept the vicissitudes of those hollow beings with the same conviction we experience our dreams.
a string puppet show in three scenes
The three scenes that make up Gabinete Onirico can be represented separately as they are, in themselves, small spectacles