Company: Mind of a Snail Puppet Co., Vancouver, BC
Venue: 5 - Son of Warehouse
A tiny tribute to following your heart and setting it free.
A tiny tribute to following your heart and setting it free.Against Gravity
is a shadow puppet spectacle from Mind of a Snail Puppet Co. Jessica Gabriel deftly manipulates the tiny puppets while Chloe Ziner creates an evocative soundscape with the aid of a beat-box, live guitar, and vocals.
The wonder of this show lies in the miniature. The projected landscapes are filled with meticulous layers of texture and colour. Animals and people move with a painstaking eye to detailed articulation. It is beautiful to behold.
The story is practically non-existent but unimportant. A man goes on an adventure over land, and sea, and city. A snail turns off gravity. A girl holds on too tightly to her heart and learns to let it go. It's not about the story but the experience. The duo invites the audience to become an integral part of the performance.
As a collective, everyone contributes to the sounds of the animals and machines that inhabit this world. What results is a shared moment between audience and actors. Everyone works together, so everyone shares in the success of the show.