The Pit at The Vault Festival
Painted Faces, in the multi-disciplinary style of the Chaménos Collective, draws inspiration originally from Lorca’s masterpiece The Public, a piece which ahead of its time spoke of the importance of accepting the individual however different they may be from ourselves. Love, loss, power, struggle and unity are sentiments which can be accessed globally, multi-national ideas which, although perhaps not understood identically, play an important factor in the lives of many. Chaménos Collective presents a collage of these ideas, with inspiration from Lorca, Magritte, Bausch, Kantor and the unique experience and styles of the present ensemble. Delicately woven together by director Alexander Luttley to allow the co-existing disciplines to speak of acceptance, the importance of the individual and the struggle and beauty that go hand in hand when one is lucky enough to love, Painted Faces promises to be a dreamlike feast for the senses, the intellect and the emotions.