Mona Lisas

By Brigitte Louveaux

2006

FEEAST Festival at Riverside Studios & UK Tour
Brewhouse, Taunton /Filton College, Bristol /Swindon Arts Centre /Roses Theatre, Tewksbury /Stantonbury Campus, Milton Keynes /Norwich Playhouse, Norfolk / Arena, Wolverhampton /Norden Farm Arts Centre, Maidenhead / Central Studio, Basingstoke /Chipping Norton, West Oxfordshire /University Theatre /Arc Theatre, Trowbridge /New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth /Jersey Arts Centre

Theatre Melange in association with Teatrul Municipal Ariel (Romania)

Director – Sandy Maberley
Set Designer – Wai Yin Kwok
Costume Designer – Julie Bowles
Lighting Designer – Geraint Pughe
Performers – Roget Codoi, Camelia Constantin, Madalina Floroaica, Gabriel Popescu, Ariana Serban, Imogen Smith
Photographer – Sheila Burnett

International collaboration performance piece take takes the audience on a surreal journey through an explosive landscape of modern visual art.  Six enigmatic figures emerge from the Leonardo’s famous setting and move from the world of Leonardo Da Vinci into shock waves of Manet’s ‘pornographic’ nude, the African panorama of the Cubists, Duchamp’s ‘ready-mades’ and Warhol’s era of multiple image to reach the graffiti generation.

“A genuinely innovative work…enhanced by the artful scenography: fluttering silk costumes, a constantly shifting set of painted and lit screens and boxes, and the power of that constantly returning line of Mona Lisa masks staring us out. Those eyes, that face, that smile – a haunting performance.” Total Theatre Magazine