"A modern and ironic look at Commedia dell'Arte. Impressions from a comic and poetic world full of meetings and clashes that reveal themselves through dances and extraordinary loves."(Teatrino Giullare | Serenades)
:: note :: . . . attended a splendid performance . . . beyond words . . . beyond thoughts . . . "Beyond the barriers" pushed deep into the heart and gut to stir laughter and awe . . . from clowns of the absurd through poetic gestural language back to the tradition of commedia dell' arte the scenes danced, sometimes wildly and other times gently, around the place where theater eludes precise meaning and moves beyond to the mystery of the rhythm and irony of life . . .
. . . a brilliant bricolage where each group performed intimations of meaning about vulnerability & finitude and futility & fragility . . . archaically physical all the works were propelled by actors exploring an explosive dynamic . . . and there resides the power of "Beyond the barriers" . . . theater as search and serendipity . . . no piece was based on finding the right answer . . . what it seemed based on was linking to the next question . . . to curiosity . . . to tinkering with bits of stuff and the funny tools of theater like clown noses and puppets . . . to put that stuff together into entirely new and heretofore unimagined kinds of 'lazzi' . . . a dazzling afternoon conceived by Wide Open Theater . . . thanks . . .