Contemporary Visual Theatre | Butterflies by Company TPO | Crying Out Loud




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Published on Nov 23, 2010

Company TPO

Created for those aged three and above, Butterflies is one of a series of works made for TPO Company’s Children’s Cheering Carpet, a touch-sensitive carpet that conjures images and sound to build a virtual landscape for performers and audience.

TPO have developed their technology so that motion capture sensors enable images to be triggered by breath and light. Audiences can virtually paint with their hands, compose lullabies with their feet, chase caterpillars on all fours, and immerse themselves in a theatrical experience for all the senses.

“The life cycle of the butterfly, from egg through to caterpillar to promising cocoon and unfolding lepidopteran is a perfect creation story for children (Eric Carle’s 1969 classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, still sells a copy every 30 seconds) and the digital wizards of the Italian theatre company TPO have found the grooviest way to celebrate it.” The Stage

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