Circo Aereo & Thomas Monckton INT

The Artist

Famous "pianist" returns to Prague with his new masterpiece.

An artist arrives in his studio, ready to prepare a new work of art. He waits for inspiration to strike him. When it eventually does, things don’t proceed quite as the distinguished artist would wish. For him, the everyday is filled with challenges until an eventual chaos is unavoidable.

The Artist follows the success of Circo Aereo’s and Thomas Monckton’s previous collaboration, The Pianist, which has proven a smash hit with critics and audiences around the world. Since 2013, it has been performed nearly 300 times in Scandinavia, Canada, New Zealand, France, UK, Netherlands, Australia, Russia, USA, etc. The Pianist was nominated for a Best Performance prize at Edinburgh Fringe festival in 2014.

Like The Pianist, The Artist is co-designed by Sanna Silvennoinen, circus artist, choreographer and director of Circo Aereo, and Thomas Monckton, New Zealand-born, internationally acclaimed circus artist.

Monckton’s skill is amazing, and his acrobatics with the chandelier are breathtaking.” Turun Sanomat

In addition to the delicate play of facial expressions, Monckton’s performance extends to physical comedy that sometimes turns to pure acrobatics.” Hämeen Sanomat

Thomas Monckton is a performer to behold. His show is a feast I would love to devour again and again.” Theatreview New Zealand

Length
60 min.
Suitable from
5 years
Language
No spoken language

Dates & Tickets

Now not showing. Current shows

Creators & cast

  • Artist: Thomas Monckton
  • Director: Sanna Silvennoinen
  • Light design: Juho Rahijärvi
  • Sound design: Tuomas Norvio
  • Costume design: Kati Mantere
  • Consultant: Eveliina Hämäläinen
  • Production: Circo Aereo, Ateneum, Helsinki Festival
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