BRING THE MAGIC
The Dragon Knights Stilt Theater is an interactive theater experience which combines puppets with stilt walking to bring the magic and mystery of fairy tales to life. Dragon Knights can be presented as a stage show or tailored to suit any individual requests.
Dragon Knights' goal is to “bring the magic” by producing culturally blended street performances, combining Circus and Theater, Performance and Poetry, Dream and Technology. Trained in the arts of circus, masked theater, make-up and puppetry in Europe, Asia and the U.S.A., we offer visual and interactive events based on multi-cultural roots. We have performed at festivals, street fairs, zoos, museums and on stages around the world. Dragon Knights adds a whole dimension to your event and venue with unique stilt walkers and puppeteers who wander through the ages and bring to life fairies, dragons and elves, buffoons and beasts... but if you want to see them, you better raise your eyes ;)
The art of stilt walking has roots in Africa, China and France. Pole stilts were invented centuries ago by farmers and shepherds to travel marshy and flooded areas and be able to observe from far distances. Pole stilts offer freedom of movement and elegance to the stilt dancers. These pole stilts and the dancers that employ them have evolved through the ages from the original folk dances of yester-year to modern day acro-stilting and stilt-theatre. Dragon Knights offers an opportunity to witness and participate in this evolution.
Each puppet has its very own unique personality and breathing life into these mythical creatures while balancing them on stilts requires extraordinary technical and dramatic abilities. The puppeteer performs the dual role of bird and rider, or dragon and knight. As though they may have escaped from a cartoon, or perhaps a dream, the playful birds, Gryphon and Corto, immediately enchant and seduce a crowd, Gryphon with his flair for the mischievous and Corto, the flamingo, with his colorful antics. Baraka, the Dragon, regardless of who rides him, is a fierce creature on the surface, and much less approachable. However, anyone with the courage to overcome their fear, especially the children, can be a hero if they attempt to tame him. And last, but not least there is the Dragonfly, who is actually a Faerie Queen in the body of a bug. She enlightens your day by reflecting the (Sun) light from her wings summoning a rainbow of colorful dancing Faeries.