Devised by Riotous Company in association with Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium

SCHERZO for Piano and Stick

17 – 20 October

Director: Tage Larsen; Stick: Mia Theil Have; Piano: Nikola Kodjabashia; Costumes: Luis F. Carvalho; Text: Peter Oswald; Lighting: Linda Cunningham

Captivating music, precise movements and words in varying rhythms, catchy song, rousing dance – these are the ingredients deftly spun together to surprise, move and amuse us.” 
         Denmark’s Holstebro Daglad on SCHERZO Sept 2016 

SCHERZO for Piano and Stick is a dramatic duologue for piano and stick. In homage to Italian cartoonist Osvaldo Cavandoli’s celebrated 1970s cartoon series, La Linea, Mia Theil Have performs with a 1.90m long wooden stick in this fast-paced, meticulously crafted physical performance punctuated with short poems by Peter Oswald

With an original live score by Nikola Kodjabashia that moves between contemporary classical, world music and jazz, SCHERZO is a shifting landscape of images and emotions, a kaleidoscope of imaginative transformations which are in turn light and impish and darkly unsettling. 

Costumes by Luis F. Carvalho, direction by Odin Teatret’s iconic Tage Larsen, and lighting by Linda Cunningham.

SCHERZO for piano and stick follows in the footsteps of INSOMNIA a pas de deux drama for two girls and a piano man:

“…clever, witty and unassuming …funny, really funny”
Northern Soul

**** “A really inspiring piece of theatre, dance, concert – choose which seems most appropriate to you”
The Good Review

“Magic… dance theatre at it’s most beguiling … pure pleasure”
Reviews Gate