"a remarkable performance. Animation
is defined in a perfect way. The audience is drawn into the world
of the performance which has more than one meaning." Vecer
Str (Ljubljana newspaper - LUTKE 95)
If you lose your heart where does it go? When you break your heart,
who mends it? In an abandoned room, in a cabinet of hearts, each
heart has a story to tell, a story in which everyday objects and
sculpted materials are animated to become characters and symbols
of passion, romance and heartbreak in a series of transformations.
Using specially composed music and original writing the audience
is offered an experience that fuses visual art and theatrical entertainment.
Developed in collaboration with Mark Pitman (Garlic Theatre), Cliff
Stapleton, Sean Myatt, Sharon Silver, Katherine Karpilov, and Ruth
Live music composed and performed by Roshana Plashkes.
First performed in 1994 at BAC in London. Toured nationally in
the UK and travelled internationally to the International World
Festival of Puppetry in Charleville-Mezieres, France, and the LUTKE
'95 International festival in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
The Cabinet of Hearts is a moving and humorous animation for adults
in which affairs of the heart are laid bare by a company of three
performers, six characters, two ethereal beings, a stuffed cat and
a puppy dog. Using puppetry and object manipulation, the contents
of an old and disused room are brought to life by performer puppeteers
and assembled together to create short pieces of theatre that tell
stories of love in different ways.