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Shangri-Lala

Cocoloco (UK)
Shangri-Lala investigates philosophies around Utopianism.

It promises delights of Heaven on Earth but acknowledges that every Utopian possibility has a Dystopian result… A hilarious mashup of ludicrous promises and fatuous plans, experience the withering slabs of realism that the ideals of Utopianism fail to acknowledge.

A participatory, theatrical experience, co-created in local workshops in Helsingør.

The performance moves through 5 different Utopias, hosted by the right, honorable Dr YaYa, benevolent dictator and natural leader, who was discovered as a discarded baby in the reedy marshes of Lake Titicaca in Peru.

His small enthusiastic squad of young ‘Thought Police’ patrol the surrounding streets checking on passing people’s minds…

The 5 different Utopias

ARCADIA: Et in Arcadia Ego – even in Paradise there is Death. The idyllic utopian timeless vision of unspoiled wilderness. A worldly Shepherdess with some humanoid sheep.

AVALON: An up-to-date, Monty Python’sk take on The Knights of the Round Table and the Saviour Complex

SHANGRI-YAYA: Dr YaYa’s wild cabaret. Starring Dr YaYa.

YOUTOPIA: Lady YaYa guides a blindfolded audience on a Journey to Your Inner Space, a self-realisation with poignant music.

HOPELAND: Word games, graffiti wall, prizes, gifts and hopeful speeches.

You will exit in contentment, older, wiser and refreshed.

INFO

Duration: 60 min.
Age: From 12 years

LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

TICKET PERFORMANCE

Click the TICKET icon to the right: next to TIME + LOCATION or buy a festival-wristband and get free tickets to all ticket-performances. There are different categories of wristbands – for families or individuals. READ MORE and buy PASSAGE FESTIVAL WRISTBAND HERE.

Shangri-Lala investigates philosophies around Utopianism.

It promises delights of Heaven on Earth but acknowledges that every Utopian possibility has a Dystopian result… A hilarious mashup of ludicrous promises and fatuous plans, experience the withering slabs of realism that the ideals of Utopianism fail to acknowledge.

A participatory, theatrical experience, co-created in local workshops in Helsingør.

The performance moves through 5 different Utopias, hosted by the right, honorable Dr YaYa, benevolent dictator and natural leader, who was discovered as a discarded baby in the reedy marshes of Lake Titicaca in Peru.

His small enthusiastic squad of young ‘Thought Police’ patrol the surrounding streets checking on passing people’s minds…

The 5 different Utopias

ARCADIA: Et in Arcadia Ego – even in Paradise there is Death. The idyllic utopian timeless vision of unspoiled wilderness. A worldly Shepherdess with some humanoid sheep.

AVALON: An up-to-date, Monty Python’sk take on The Knights of the Round Table and the Saviour Complex

SHANGRI-YAYA: Dr YaYa’s wild cabaret. Starring Dr YaYa.

YOUTOPIA: Lady YaYa guides a blindfolded audience on a Journey to Your Inner Space, a self-realisation with poignant music.

HOPELAND: Word games, graffiti wall, prizes, gifts and hopeful speeches.

You will exit in contentment, older, wiser and refreshed.

INFO

Duration: 60 min.
Age: From 12 years

LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

TICKET PERFORMANCE

Click the TICKET icon to the right: next to TIME + LOCATION or buy a festival-wristband and get free tickets to all ticket-performances. There are different categories of wristbands – for families or individuals. READ MORE and buy PASSAGE FESTIVAL WRISTBAND HERE.

About the company

Cocoloco has created innovative and allegorical street theatre on streets and in unconventional spaces for 24 years. From a world where Alice in Wonderland meets The Shining, performance troupe Cocoloco presents raucous, hilarious and ever so slightly bent theatre. This is cabaret performance and street theatre with a twist, as they delve into David Lynch’s notebook and present Salvador Dali-esque, truly bizarre street theatre. So much work in street theatre has become saccharin, but Cocoloco remain true to the original ambitions of the genre – street theatre that turns people’s minds… art that changes lives and opinions. Anarchic, eye-catching, quirky.

www.cocoloco.co.uk

CREDITS

Co-directors and performers: Helen Statman and Trevor Stuart and Helsingør local citizens
Composer: Jocelyn Pook
Designers: Pascal Rousson and Genevieve Closuit
Sheep Costume: Clare Southern