LEO

Produced by Y2D Productions / Canada
in association with Chamäleon Productions / Germany

What would happen if the law of gravity were to suddenly change?

LEO is a mind-bending, funny, surreal, and surprisingly touching theater work that challenges the senses and tests perceptions of reality through the clever interplay of live performance and high tech video projection.

Universally appealing to adults and children, LEO leaves audience members wondering which way is up and which way is down.  Winner of  many major awards including the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award, the Three Weeks Editors Award and the Scotsman Fringe First Award, LEO has dazzled audiences and critics in New York, Berlin, Montreal, London, Moscow, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Seoul, Sydney, Auckland, Copenhagen, São Paulo, and cities all around the world.

“Gravity-defying spectacle.”     The New York Times

“LEO is an eye-teasing, grin-inducing, deeply impressive work of sustained absurdist magic.”   Time Out New York

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“It’s unusual to hear so many child-like gasps of sheer delighted astonishment in a theater.
LEO is a little eye candy for the jaded gaze.”
   
The Village Voice

“Brilliant, funny, and sweet”     The Boston Globe

Duration: 65 minutes           Audience: Ages 8 to 108

Venue suitability: The stage is required to be at least 10m wide x 5m deep and a minimum height clearance of 5m. If it is a Proscenium Stage the opening must be a minimum 10m wide x 5m high. The stage must be 100% level (i.e. no raked stages and/or pits that may cause uneven surfaces).  End-on seating is required.  Video plays a critical role in LEO. The company travels with its own video equipment. It will need to hang both a camera and video projector which provide a live feed for the show in very precise locations in relationship to the stage.

Size of touring party: 4

Load in / tech time: 10 hours plus breaks

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Performance History
The Clurman Theatre, Theatre Row  New York, USA
International Fadjir Festival  Tehran, Iran
NZ International Arts Festival  Wellington, New Zealand
Chamäleon Theater  Berlin, Germany
Pazz Festival  Oldenburg, Germany
Internationale Maifestspiele  Wiesbaden, Germany
HIFA Festival  Harare, Zimbabwe
Theatromania Festiwal  Bytom, Poland
Spoleto Festival  Charleston SC, USA
Carrefour Festival  Québec QC, Canada
Montréal Complètement Cirque  Montréal QC, Canada
Edinburgh Fringe Festival  Edinburgh, UK
Forum Leverkusen  Leverkusen, Germany
Colony Theatre  Miami Beach FL, USA
Gravity Fields Festival  Grantham, UK
Stamford Arts Centre  Stamford, UK
RVCC Theatre  Branchburg NJ, USA
Washington University  St. Louis MO, USA
Fluid Festival  Calgary AB, Canada
Sangamon Auditorium  Springfield IL, USA
Overture Center of the Arts  Madison WI, USA
Elgin Community College  Elgin IL, USA
Espace Libre  Montréal, QC, Canada
The Cultch  Vancouver, BC, Canada
Chamäleon Theater  Berlin, Germany
Arts Centre Melbourne  Melbourne, Australia
London International Mime Festival  London, UK
Alliance Française  New York, USA
Adelaide Fringe Festival  Adelaide, Australia
Artisphere  Arlington VA, USA
Historic Asolo Theater Sarasota FL, USA
Hong Kong Arts Festival  Hong Kong, China
The Broad Stage  Santa Monica CA, USA
Schwerter Kleinkunstwochen  Schwerte, Germany
Auckland Arts Festival  Auckland, New Zealand
Baltoppen  Ballerup, Denmark
Festival de Teatro de Curitiba  Curitiba, Brazil
Theatre Center Moscow, Russia
Palace of Culture St. Petersburg, Russia
International Music Theater Festival Uijeongbu, South Korea
Teatro Bretón Logroño, Spain
Teatro Principal Antzokia Vitoria, Spain
Teatro Gayarre Pamplona, Spain
Suwon Hwaseong Fortress Theatre Festival, South Korea
Circo Price Madrid, Spain
Ruhrfestspiel Recklinghausen, Germany
Jacob’s Pillow Dance  Becket MA, USA
Kijimuna Festival  Okinawa, Japan
Edinburgh Fringe Festival, UK
Mimos Festival  Perigueux, France
Taranaki International Arts Festival, New Zealand
Christchurch Arts Festival, New Zealand
Brisbane Festival, Australia
FringeArts  Philadelphia, USA
Weis Center Bucknell University, USA
Zoellner Arts Center Lehigh University, USA
Irvine Barclay Theatre Irvine CA, USA
Purdue University Convocations West Lafayette IN, USA
South Africa State Theatre, Arena,  Pretoria
Vejle Musik Teater, Denmark
Grønnegades Kasernes, Næstved, Denmark
Kulturhuset Viften Rødovre, Viften Rodovre, Denmark
Trommen, Horsholm, Denmark
Kulturhuset Galaksen, Værløse, Denmark
Le Cercle Molière Winnipeg, MB Canada
Maison des Arts Créteil, France
L’Unithéâtre Edmonton, AB Canada
Walton Arts Center Fayetteville AR USA
Buckman Arts Center Memphis TN  USA
Tennessee Performing Arts Center Nashville TN USA
Arts NC State Raleigh NC USA
Brooks Center Clemson University SC USA
Diana Wortham Theatre Asheville NC, USA
National Chiang Kai-Shek Cultural Center Taipei
Chiayi Performing Arts Center, Chiayi Taiwan
Théâtre la Catapulte Ottawa ON, Canada
Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario Sudbury ON, Canada
Imperial Theatre St. John NB, Canada

Old Market Theatre, Brighton UK
Oriental Palace Theatre, Beijing, China
Zhonghan Theater, Wuhan, China
Songchen Grand Theatre, Shanghai, China
JiangNan Theatre Nanjing, China
Sydney Opera House, Australia
Cultuurcentrum de Breughel, Bree, Belgium
Caixa Cultural, Brasilia, Brazil
Royal Theatre, Copenhagen Denmark
Caixa Cultural, Salvador, Brazil
Théâtre Outremont, Montréal, QC Canada
Salle Pauline-Julien, St-Geneviève, QC Canada
Salle André-Mathieu de Laval, QC Canada
Salle Albert-Dumouchel, Valleyfield, QC Canada
Théâtre Hector-CHarland, L’Assomption, QC Canada
Salle Philippe-Filion, Shawnigan, QC Canada
Tollwood, Munich, Germany
Théâtre d’Angoulême, France
Guangming Grand Theatre, Shenzhen, China
Guangzhou Theater 13, Guangzhou, China
Huaxia Artistic Center, Shenzhen, China
Xingguang Theatre, Guiyang, China
Donggong Theater, Beijing, China
Shanghai Children’s Art Theatre, China

Caixa Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil
Caixa Cultural, Fortaleza, Brazil
Tak Theatre, Lichtenstein
Espace Grün, Cernay, France
Momix Festival, Kingersheim, France
Centre Culturel du Mont Dore, New Caledonia
Teatro Principal, Burgos, Spain
Sala Concha Velasco, Vallaloid, Spain
Titirimundi, Segovia, Spain
Calgary International Children’s Festival, Canada
Kunming Yunnan Arts University, China
Chengdu Huamei International Theatre, China
Shenzhen Futian Drama Center, China
Shanghai Grand Theatre, China

Arts Festival, Harstad Norway
Panamania, Harbourfront Center, Toronto Canada
Avignon OFF Festival, France


Performers – William Bonnet, Julian Schultz, Tobias Wegner

Director – Daniel Brière
Creative Producer – Gregg Parks
Original performer/idea – Tobias Wegner
Set and Lighting Design – Flavia Hevia
Video Design – Heiko Kalmbach
Animation – Ingo Panke