Performer & Co-Creator
Sweet has been working as a performer and director of physical theater and contemporary circus since 2000. He has completed more than 10 years of training in physical theatre, circus and dance. His solo and duo shows: Meet Pete Sweet, Swinging High and BOOM! toured in over 20 countries, in venues including Friedrichstadt-Palast (Berlin, DE), Kleine Fest im Großen Garten (Hannover, DE), the Weiwuying Circus Arts Festival (Taiwan), Festival Viva Cité (Sotteville-lès-Rouen, FR) and the London City Opera House (UK).
Performer & Co-Creator
A pianist & dancer (ballet, jazz, tap) since childhood with a gift for object animation, Leonie brings highly expressive movement and music quality to Foolish Doom. Leonie's love of epic story telling and drama began during her Bachelors Degree in Classics. She started training in physical theatre after working for performing arts associations including the German Dance Association, International Theater Institute and the Royal Academy of Dance. A naturalist and nature writer, Leonie brings a touching sensitivity to her performance of the creature “Pippa”, who is deeply in tune with the natural world.
A tragic comedy about the climate debate
Masks, Puppetry & Live Music
Peter Sweet & Leonie Baker | Director: Matteo Destro
The great wizard Burnhart and his loyal creature Pippa come to earth with a lofty ambition: to save the world! When they arrive, they find an epic mess and a cacophony of human voices in conflict with each other.
Foolish Doom is the story of how they experience our world for the first time, from the depths of the jungle to the heart of New York City. They bring their tale to life with an original score performed live with piano, vocals and the wizard’s bombastic percussion wagon.
With a fantastical mix of mask theater, music and puppetry, Foolish Doom enthralls children and adults alike.
Masks: Matteo Destro
Costumes: Antonia Munaretti
Music Composition: Lorenzo Bergamino
Set: Christian (Kiki) Peter
Sound Design: Dietmar Schmidt
60 min. indoor / 45 min. outdoor
English / German
Matteo Destro is one of the world’s preeminent mask-makers and directors of mask theater. Matteo studied the art of theater under Jacques Lecoq at the L’École Internationale de Théâtre in Paris, before moving back to Italy to studying mask creation with renowned master mask-maker Donato Sartori. He co-founded the theatre company Teatro Punto in Spain 2000 and Larven Teatro in Italy 2004, as well as directing the international centre Atelier Mask Movement Theatre since 2015.
Ⓒ Lenart Lukšič, luxprodux
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