Photography by Tristram Kenton
‘A conscience is that still small voice that people won’t listen to.’ ― Carlo Collodi
This Autumn, award winning choreographer Jasmin Vardimon returns with her adaptation of the classic fairy tale, Pinocchio. Based on the original book by Collodi and performed by Jasmin Vardimon’s multi-talented dancers, Pinocchio will bring to life the famous marionette as he embarks on a fantastic journey to become a human boy. Showcasing Vardimon’s uniquely theatrical choreographic and directorial style, Pinocchio will combine physical theatre, quirky characterisation, innovative technologies, text and dance to examine the idea of what it means to be human. With insightful humour, engaging drama and an acute observation of behaviour, Pinocchio will take audiences on a wonderful journey of discovery through this timeless and beloved fable.
“I find unique curiosity in re-discovering this original 1883 classic tale. Going back to the original Collodi’s novel allow us to critically examine the assumptions of ourselves and others about what it means to be human.” – Jasmin Vardimon
Concept, Direction & Choreography: Jasmin Vardimon
Created with & Performed by: Maria Doulgeri, Emma Farnell-Watson, Estéban Lecoq, David Lloyd, Aoi Nakamura, Uroš Petronijevic, Stefania Sotiropoulou, Alexander Stavropoulos
Dramaturgy: Guy Bar-Amotz
Set Design: Guy Bar-Amotz & Jasmin Vardimon
Lighting Design: Chahine Yavroyan
Costume Design: Abigail Hammond
Animator: Jesse Collett
Sound Design: Jasmin Vardimon
Sound research: Peter Hall & Ohad Fishof
Sound Advisor: Peter Hall
Music Credits: René Aubrey, Vidia Wesenlund, The De Leeuwin Dutch Street Organ, Kroumata Percussion Ensemble, Beyoncé, John Fahey, Ben Frost, Luigi Morleo, The Chemical Brothers, Barn Owl, Eple Trio, Tipper, Sylvain Chauveau, Joel Merah & Stéphane Garin, Accordion music from the Faroe Island, Raymond Scott, Dmitri Shostakovich
Rehearsal Director: Vinicius Salles
Acting Coach: Geoffrey Colman
Narration: Steven Glaser
Pinocchio is co-commissioned by Gulbenkian bOing! Festival, Sadler’s Wells & Kent County Council with support from Arts Council England & Ashford Borough Council
Although no longer required by law, we’re encouraging everyone to continue wearing a face covering (unless exempt) when navigating public spaces in the Jerwood DanceHouse and whilst sitting in the theatre as an audience member.
On arrival you will find hand sanitser and our NHS Test and Trace QR Code at the Box Office.