Slavas Snowshow at the Goldoni Theatre in Venice

From 15 February 2012 to 19 February 2012

Regarded as the best clown in the world, Slava Polunin has been fascinating millions of spectators for several years with his surprise-packed exhibitions, constantly inspired by the mission that convinced him to take on this profession: to accompany the theatrical clown into the 21st century whilst continuing to enchant families all around the world.Born and raised in a small Russian city, Slava spent his childhood surrounded by nature and thanks to this pristine world he developed the extraordinary ability to constantly invent new stories and things. Later he came to know and adore the most renowned clowns and great mimes and started working in the Seventies whilst studying engineering. After his debut in Moscow, in the distant October of 1993, the Slavas snowshow has been staged more than three thousand times in the most important worlds cities and has fascinated more than four millions spectators, gaining many prestigious international awards. Following its extraordinary success in Padova last spring, the show is coming back to Veneto at the Goldoni Theatre in Venice to offer another unmissable and unforgettable opportunity to enjoy the dream and enchanted vision of this representation. Packed with many improvisations, gags and forays into the audience, it is a trip through contrasting emotions ranging from sadness to happiness, astonishment to heart-warming. The dominant theme is snow, presented in all its forms and described by Slava himself as a beautiful image, a brides dress or the white canvass before a painting is drawn on it. At the same time it causes feelings of fear and horror, cold and death. Due to the contrasting emotions that snow arouses in the artist, the show aims at expressing the most indefinable and hidden feelings in an allusive manner and a harmony of contrasts that is closer to the paintings of Kandinsky than the performances of a circus. Spectators find themselves at the centre of a world where fantasy has no reins, chaos is depicted as a situation of necessary harmony and illusion brings the audience into the heart of the shows vision firing their feelings and emotions with flaring colours, music, bubbles, soft sugar webs, colourful balloons and show flakes that engulf everything and everyone. An incessant movement and constant evolution of ideas for a poetry-filled and sophisticated form of art based on playing and fantasy, set between comedy and tragedy, absurdity and spontaneity, where spectators are entertained and finally become part of the show. Thanks also to a perfect arrangement that does not include unnecessary things, the audience becomes an active part of the staging with clown equilibrists, unexpected snowfalls and storms that cover the entire theatre in white, just like in a real fairytale.
By Insidecom Editorial Staff