Fri June 20, 2014
See 'Cosmicomics' at the Long Center
Cosmicomics is the latest aerial show from the folks at Sky Candy. Produced in collaboration with writer/director Rudy Ramirez, it's an acrobatic theater version of the much-loved short story collection of the same name by Italian author Italo Calvino.
The stories, first published in 1965, each begin with a scientific fact or theory and from there spin a fantastical yarn based upon it. In Calvino's world, humans used to jump to the moon to gather cheese and pasta is the reason for human existence.
The show features seven of Calvino's stories, told by seven different narrators and performed by actors, aerialists, and acrobats. There's also live Italian music from composer and musical director Amanda Kitchens.