Character Performance

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Faun.
A self-contained performance based on the ‘exhibition’ and explanation of a rare beast.

The second video here is a documentary.
It explains the performance as a creation process and the development of character and narrative.

 


Video made in the 18th C. Folly of Villa Litta, Milan


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Documentary about the creation of the character and performance.
Photography and editing by Calogero Venezia.

‘A Faun Goodbye': giving the faun his freedom after ten years in captivity.

This video was studied by student in British Universities on performance and theatre degrees.

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Guardian Angel

 

  

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Medieval Beggar
A performance of extreme physical and vocal comedy.
Based on the dancing grotesques in the paintings of Bosch and Bruegel.

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An Old Baritone.

Performance commissioned by the 1800’s Festival in Saludecio.

Based on work by the French illustrator and painter Daumier.
… long hands in finger-less gloves, wig on a chin elastic
… backless slippers, embroidered housecoat
… champagne bottle in one pocket & sheet music in the other.

A very odd performance:
Executing melodramatic arias with full facial and physical expression. but with no vocal noise and in slow motion.
Accompanied by soundtrack of Victorian musical boxes.