Nominated the Reumert prize for
  "Children-/Youth Performance of 
  the year 2012"

Concept & direction: Ingrid Tranum Velásquez
Choreography: Ingrid Tranum in collaboration with the performers.
Scenography: Julie Forchhammer  
Music: Jørgen Teller
Reality sound design: Anne Eltard  
Light design: Mikkel Jensen
Dramaturgy: Vibeke Wrede, 
Scenekunstens Udviklingscenter  
Technician: Hannah Anbert  
On stage: Ernesto Piga Carbone, Katri Siipola, Anders Skat, Jørgen Teller.


Paolo & Money is a dancetheatre performance for 9-13 year olds about the street child Paolo and his invisible friend Money.

Paolo is 10 year old. He lives on the street. Every morning he grabs his little black bag and goes into the streets to polish shoes. In the night he sleeps on plastic bags or cardboard boxes left at the marketplace. If he is lucky, he might find pieces of old fruits that he can put under the plastic and boxes to take the worst of the cold. But cardboard, plastic and fruit can not protect him against the gangs of the streets or the adults coming in the night. So he has made an agreement with Money, his invisible friend, that he will stay awake and keep guard.When you've got Money you are safe and need not worry about anything. A tourist once told Paolo this.

The streets are working place and home for more than 100 million children all over the world. Many are depending on drugs to relieve the pain from attacks, violence, fights and illness and to escape from reality. A reality filled with anxiety and an enormous lack of care. 

Paolo & Money is a raw unpolished dance theatre performance about the life as a street child. A story about when escapism is the only way to survive reality. 

****** Anne Middelboe Christensen, Børneteateravisen

 


The production is supported by:
The Danish Arts Council, Danish Actors Association, The Danish Arts Foundation music committee, KODA Dramatik, Bikuben Fonden, Københavns Scenekunstudvalg.