Shadow theatre with live music
Show with no spoken
In the darkness of the early morning, the Natchav circus arrives
to town. Its caravan of trailers and lorries take their place in the
central square. The sledge gang begins its concert of steady
blows, pounding the first stakes into the ground; the sound of
the immense canvas whips through the air as the tent poles are
hoisted to the sky.
Suddenly, out of concern for security, the authorities order the
circus to leave, forcing them onto a vacant lot in the outskirts of
town. Following a scuffle, one of the acrobats is arrested and jailed
for contempt and rebellion. So, the circus troupe, along with the
other prisoners, decide to carry out a spectacular escape, one full
of ingenuity and twists and turns…
Through an extraordinary play of shadow and light, Natchav
(go away, run away in Rromani) recounts a story in which, on the
margins of society, two fundamentally opposed worlds mingle —
that of the circus and of the prison.
It is a story of intrigue that unfolds through a dynamic
scenography. With no spoken dialogue, the visuals and music
generated and performed live guide the narration, creating an
original and provocative composition between reality and fantasy.