Local performers join with the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) and Complicité to bring early modern dress and comedia to the birthing grounds of the Notting Hill Carnival. The resulting performance will explore the origins of carnival practices that reflect society, and turn it on its head.
The creators write: “Inspired by the traditions of Commedia dell'Arte a new outdoor performance recreates the riot of colour, noise and drama of the masquerade. Carnival Journeys sees local theatre creators working with directors from acclaimed theatre company Complicité to explore the origins of Commedia and carnival in a new public performance.”
V&A in partnership with Complicité Creative Learning and with support from the Royal Brorough of Kensington and Chelsea's InTRANSIT Festival As part of the V&A & King's College, London AHRC-
Each summer, InTRANSIT provides exciting avenues for people of all ages to explore and enjoy innovative experimentation and new artistic collaborations in places and spaces across Kensington and Chelsea.
Now in its tenth year, the festival celebrates the changing urban landscape, making use of public and private spaces throughout the borough. InTRANSIT 2016 runs from Friday 17 to Sunday 26 June.
The theme for InTRANSIT 2016 is ‘Strange Bedfellows: The Attraction of Opposites’. The programme explores a series of contrasts in life that illuminate and enrich one another.
A wide variety of events and productions, many with exciting participatory elements, await the curious: a temporary shelter in a Georgian Square; a bureaucrat’s approach to Punk; a singing estate agent and an artist who’ll put “ketchup on your cornflakes”; InTRANSIT offers a plethora of opportunities to get together and explore something different.
InTRANSIT is curated by production and design team O'Neill/Ross, experienced producers of site-
InTRANSIT Festival is core-