Arlecchino invites the audience into an intimate moment backstage, usually obscured from sight, when actor evolves from themselves into their character, becoming Harlequin.
Trinity Laban 2012
TripSpace Projects 2014
Performers: Ester Braga (2012) Marie Michele Tessier (2014)
Arlecchino Is a piece of promenade dance theatre for one performer.
Originally inspired by Commedia Del Arte, Arlecchino draws stimulus from the medieval belief that a man wearing a mask, could not bear arms as he was seento have given up his identity thus deemed irresponsible for his own actions.
Arlecchino gives the audience a glimpse of the transition that is usually kept behind the curtain creating a sense of invasion on that incredibly intimate and vulnerable and liminal momentbetween an actor shedding their own identity
and putting on their mask.