22 June 2019
Duration: 60 minutes
Type: Dance, Music, Spectacle, Theatre
Moby Dick: The construction of an obsession
22 June, Guildhall Yard, City of London
Based on Herman Melville’s celebrated novel, this street show brings Captain Ahab’s ship and his obsession with the white whale to the site of London’s Roman Amphitheatre in Guildhall Yard. Witness an empty square transforming before your very eyes in a fusion of theatre, dance, circus and music, all merged with astonishing feats of mechanical engineering. A ship, a whale, a storm, a struggle… and the mesmerising beat of the drum.
Presented in association with the City of London’s Fantastic Feats season, this Italian production explores timely themes of migration and the fear of the other.
More information to be announced.
About the company
Teatro dei Venti started in 2005 in Modena, Italy, producing shows and projects with a socio-cultural and educational focus. “Moby Dick” is the latest project in the company’s timeline, summing up the work developed by the company from the onset: the utopia of theatre in urban settings and in contact with communities.
About Moby Dick
Moby Dick is a production by Teatro dei Venti, in co-production with Klaipėda Sea Festival (Lithuania), produced with the support of the Emilia-Romagna Region, the Municipality of Modena, the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena, with the contribution of the Municipality of Dolo (VE) in partnership with the Associazione Echidna.
Photo: Teatro dei Venti/Ferrin
Presented in association with
The City of London’s Fantastic Feats season
Fantastic Feats (31 May – 1 December 2019) is an outdoor arts programme in the City of London which will celebrate London’s long-standing history of architectural and engineering firsts, and looks at how these innovations have contributed to improving the lives of Londoners over past centuries.