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LEO

Photo: Heiko Kalmbach

Y2D Productions
(Canada/Germany)

AGE

5+

DURATION

65 minutes

LANGUAGE

non-verbal

GENRE

physical theatre
/nouveau cirque

NAHA

N16
Education and Welfare Center

★ [14-1] Tue 26 July   15:00
[14-2] Wed 27 July   13:00
[14-3] Thu 28 July   19:00
[14-4] Fri 29 July    13:00
[14-5] Sat 30 July   11:00
[14-6] Sat 30 July   15:00
[14-7] Sun 31 July   13:00 SOLD OUT

LEO challenges the senses and tests perceptions of reality


LEO is the unusual journey of an otherwise ordinary man whose world becomes physically unhinged.

When we discover LEO, he is alone with just a small suitcase, whiling away time in a simple room. As time passes LEO becomes increasingly aware that all may not be what it seems in his world.
As his awareness grows LEO's reaction to his situation evolves from alarm and insecurity to curiosity and eventually to playfulness. LEO not only begins to enjoy his situation but finds new and ingenious ways to exploit it.

LEO exhausts himself playing within his new reality until he again realizes that he is alone. Then LEO's suitcase offers him a new, totally unexpected, way to make himself comfortable and at home.

This path leads LEO to new unexpected adventures through worlds both ephemeral and imaginary until he finds himself, once again, simply alone.
With his confidence now shaken, LEO begins to accept that he needs to break the bonds of his confinement, this room holding him hostage. in his search for release LEO not only calls on all that has gone on before but enlists the aide of a most unlikely ally - himself.

Having explored his dreams and desires and exercised his lust for life, LEO's final odyssey is the most important of all...the quest for freedom.



“AN EYE-TEASING, GRIN-INDUCING, DEEPLY IMPRESSIVE WORK OF SUSTAINED ABSURDIST MAGIC.”
– Time Out New York / USA

“LEO IS UTTERLY DELIGHTFUL.
You're likely to find yourself grinning like a fool while watching LEO. This utterly delightful show combines acrobatics and film work to create a rather unique piece of theater.”
– Theatermania / USA

 Photo: Andy Philipson

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Y2D Productions is a Montréal-based Production Company, whose principal focus is to create and tour original, innovative and entertaining shows for the international performing arts market. The company specializes in working with a broad spectrum of creative talent to develop shows that combine various artistic disciplines including theatre, dance, music, acrobatics and the circus arts into a unique and exciting form of art and entertainment.

Y2D’s shows, usually developed in collaboration with other internationally known production companies, draw upon the creative talents of renowned directors, choreographers, lighting, set and costume designers, composers and performers.

Y2D has collaborated with, amongst others, Media-FX, Debra Brown and Apogee Productions, Les Gens d’Aire, Les 7 Doigts de la Main and the Berlin-based production companies Circle of Eleven, Brix Productions and Chamäleon Productions.

Y2D Productions is led by Gregg Parks.

The Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan in the fiscal 2016 

Host: ACO Okinawa

 

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