Traveling the world with Close-Act has been a fun ride. Playing the theatre show GLOBE for thousands of people is simply amazing!
ANK1 was responsible for video mapping the twenty screens inside this 16 meter high dome. Being part of this amazing all immersive spectacle will never grow old. Working with Close-Act means being part of a creative family of more than thirty people working in perfect harmony.
- Canary Islands
GLOBE CONNECTS PEOPLE
The spectacle shows the childlike imagination as instrument to enable one to fly. Elders, while growing older, lose this devotion to simplicity. Instead they envy the power of children and let themselves be seduced by superiors and try to crack down the children. They form an army and plan to ban their freedom and flying.
A SHOW FOR A LARGE AUDIENCE
GLOBE uses circus techniques, pyrotechnique and video projection/beaming. The ethos is alienating, fairylike, impressive and filled with symbolism.
GLOBE is a visual and interactive show suitable for a large
audience circa 5.000 to 10.000 visitors. The performance takes
place in and around a big sphere.
Spectators will be approached and surprised from all sides.
THE REAL WORLD BEING APPROACHED FROM A CHILDS PERSPECTIVE
GLOBE responds to todays world as caught in a net of financial structures and social class differences. The visual spectacular translation is inspired by current themes from world cultures and universal childrens stories. The story of GLOBE is the real world being approached from a childs perspective. The central character accepts her unprejudiced mind as the truth. Although her imagination is being cherished and cheered but also brutally disturbed, she creates a world that transcends religion, esotericism and cultural traditions.
But it is impossible to win. The children turn to the eternal child Carlson who helps them to gain the sky and become untouchable. Forever the antagonists fight itself. The scenery, a giant globe, is the energetic surrounding for aerialists, dancers, actors and musicians and projections. This stunning, visual performance won't remain in its spectacular structure. When actors fly and float around and above the audience, Close-Act takes possession of the area.
DECOR GRAND AND IMPRESSIVE
They are spectacularly exposed and accompanied with sound from all sides. This achieves a total perception that reminiscent of pop concerts or mass meetings. The public is literally part of the fantasy world created by Close-Act.
GLOBE stimulates the imagination and the ability to associate of the spectators. The costumes are colourful. By lighting effects and with video projections the performing area seems to move.