|PERCOSSA, The Netherland, 2014|
Tour Dates: 2 June - 12 June, 2014
PERCOSSA performances have just about everything: dance, acrobatics, shadow plays, pantomime, magic – accompanied by virtuoso percussion playing.
Four astoundingly brilliant proponents of percussion: PERCOSSA.
PERCOSSA performances have just about everything: dance, acrobatics, shadow plays, pantomime, magic – accompanied by virtuoso percussion playing. This is why their art is sometimes referred to as “wordless theatre”, although a production can also contain circus elements and is occasionally likened to a rock concert.
The founders of PERCOSSA started up as street theatre in the south of France at the end of the 1980s. Ten years later, established theatres were giving space to the conservatoire-trained professional musicians: they debuted their theatre programmes with Rhythmix in 1998, and by 2006 they were being hosted in Taiwan, to incredible receptions. Their anniversary “Ten Years Off the Streets” tour in 2008 played to full houses and enthusiastic critical acclaim in Europe and Asia.
"Movement is my language. It is wordless, which makes it all the more eloquent. Music is their language, invisible to the eye, yet elevating in its sound and delicious to the ear. To collaborate with the energy that is Percossa fills the air with positive vibrations. It enables a total experience, which is what my performances, and theirs, are about: a harmony between all ingredients to achieve a WOW."
- Itzik Galili