Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Red Shoes,” the tragi-comic narrative focuses on the theme of selling one’s soul in exchange for a dream.
The Berliner company brings to the stage a dream-like dance that illuminates one of the most peculiar characteristics of human beings: the naive belief that we set our own life goals.
Scarlet Dream’s ironic tale of destiny features three actors who bring to life twenty-five distinct characters.
Teatro Strappato’s signature “composable masks” enable these vivid character transformations. These innovative masks are formed through the combination of a base leather mask (which the actors wear throughout the piece) and the addition and removal of modular mask pieces with different face details (teeth, age wrinkles, etc.). Teatro Strappato’s masks allows the actors to morph into the different characters right in front of the audience, a performative process that enables a theatrical game between reality and fiction and transforms the stage into the ephemeral world of the fable.
“Scarlet Dream” relays its story through the universal language of intentions. Speaking becomes unnecessary because an image tells more than a thousand words ever could.
Directed by Vene Vieitez
Vera Dalla Pasqua
Original masks by:
Cecilia Scrittore y Vene Vieitez
design by Teatro Strappato
made by AnaMari y Juani