News

In this news page we take you along on a journey through Close-Act. Images speak for themselves, but there is still something more.
What’s beyond the pictures?
Key topics like puppetry, stilting, jabber-talk, travelling, funding, creating, rehearsing and performing will pass by. All the news articles together will give you a comprehensive story.

Couleur Exceptionnel

FESTIVAL SAVING THE STREET ARTS

The Dutch ministery of culture decided to make an extra € 300 million available for the cultural and creative sector. Great news but…

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Moving Bench

MOVING BENCH

Select your seat! A colourful bench in a building, a square or a park.Rolling seats are placed on a curved steel…

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Close-Act Theatre makes street-theatre spectacles for festivals and events. With stilts, mobile objects and beautiful costumes we create an imaginary world for you to enjoy. Le théâtre Close-Act crée des spectacles de théâtre de rue pour les festivals et les événements. Avec des échasses, des objets mobiles et de beaux costumes, nous créons un monde imaginaire dont vous pourrez profiter. Close-Act Theatre hace espectáculos de teatro callejero para festivales y eventos. Con zancos, objetos móviles y hermosos trajes, creamos un mundo imaginario para que disfrutes.

Saurus

You don’t see people in costumes these animals have got a soul. This an article from the book: The Wonder of…

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Close-Act Theatre makes street-theatre spectacles for festivals and events. With stilts, mobile objects and beautiful costumes we create an imaginary world for you to enjoy. Le théâtre Close-Act crée des spectacles de théâtre de rue pour les festivals et les événements. Avec des échasses, des objets mobiles et de beaux costumes, nous créons un monde imaginaire dont vous pourrez profiter. Close-Act Theatre hace espectáculos de teatro callejero para festivales y eventos. Con zancos, objetos móviles y hermosos trajes, creamos un mundo imaginario para que disfrutes.

THE CREATORS

This an article from the book: The Wonder of Street theater From the costumes to the design of the large metal…

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I-Puppets

The I-Puppets

Colourful lightened puppets with shiny eyes. These strange creatures hold an eye on you. They are curious about everything and…

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Per-Q

Curious soldiers, marching to the unknown This 19th century marching band is in a strange, but enjoyable mood. They create…

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COULEUR EXCEPTIONNEL

A POSITIVE VIBE COLOURS THE CITY. How a simple idea can boost your inspiration. It’s just a parade. Actually, two…

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THE NEXT LEVEL

This an article from the book: The Wonder of Street theater We’ve had the first concept for Globe for several years…

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Close Act Globe

CREATIVE WORK

A 16-meter globe, a big video screen, a little round stage flying up and down in the middle, a character…

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Close-Act Theatre makes street-theatre spectacles for festivals and events. With stilts, mobile objects and beautiful costumes we create an imaginary world for you to enjoy. Le théâtre Close-Act crée des spectacles de théâtre de rue pour les festivals et les événements. Avec des échasses, des objets mobiles et de beaux costumes, nous créons un monde imaginaire dont vous pourrez profiter. Close-Act Theatre hace espectáculos de teatro callejero para festivales y eventos. Con zancos, objetos móviles y hermosos trajes, creamos un mundo imaginario para que disfrutes.

DEVENTER OP STELTEN.

Best of both worlds When young meets wisdom and pleasure meets talent, the earth is gonna rock. An celebration at…

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Close-Act Theatre makes street-theatre spectacles for festivals and events. With stilts, mobile objects and beautiful costumes we create an imaginary world for you to enjoy. Le théâtre Close-Act crée des spectacles de théâtre de rue pour les festivals et les événements. Avec des échasses, des objets mobiles et de beaux costumes, nous créons un monde imaginaire dont vous pourrez profiter. Close-Act Theatre hace espectáculos de teatro callejero para festivales y eventos. Con zancos, objetos móviles y hermosos trajes, creamos un mundo imaginario para que disfrutes.

GLOBE at Festival Imaginarius.

GLOBE at the imaginary world of Festival Imaginarius. May 24 – 25 at the historic centre of Santa Maria da…

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THE WONDER OF STREETTHEATRE

In ‘THE WONDER OF STREETTHEATRE’ we are trying to take you along on our journey of the first years of…

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NO STARS NO DIVAS

The versatile character of the Close-Act company is very powerful and the collaboration among the players is always a joy.…

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Close-Act Theatre makes street-theatre spectacles for festivals and events. With stilts, mobile objects and beautiful costumes we create an imaginary world for you to enjoy. Le théâtre Close-Act crée des spectacles de théâtre de rue pour les festivals et les événements. Avec des échasses, des objets mobiles et de beaux costumes, nous créons un monde imaginaire dont vous pourrez profiter. Close-Act Theatre hace espectáculos de teatro callejero para festivales y eventos. Con zancos, objetos móviles y hermosos trajes, creamos un mundo imaginario para que disfrutes.

GIBBERISH

The fantasy language The insect that preludes the start of Close-Act was a giant mosquito. The mask is like a…

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Close-Act Theatre makes street-theatre spectacles for festivals and events. With stilts, mobile objects and beautiful costumes we create an imaginary world for you to enjoy. Le théâtre Close-Act crée des spectacles de théâtre de rue pour les festivals et les événements. Avec des échasses, des objets mobiles et de beaux costumes, nous créons un monde imaginaire dont vous pourrez profiter. Close-Act Theatre hace espectáculos de teatro callejero para festivales y eventos. Con zancos, objetos móviles y hermosos trajes, creamos un mundo imaginario para que disfrutes.

THE CHILD’S PERSPECTIVE

You can fly, If you believe! How do we respond to today’s world: as caught in a net of financial…

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Close-Act Theatre makes street-theatre spectacles for festivals and events. With stilts, mobile objects and beautiful costumes we create an imaginary world for you to enjoy. Le théâtre Close-Act crée des spectacles de théâtre de rue pour les festivals et les événements. Avec des échasses, des objets mobiles et de beaux costumes, nous créons un monde imaginaire dont vous pourrez profiter. Close-Act Theatre hace espectáculos de teatro callejero para festivales y eventos. Con zancos, objetos móviles y hermosos trajes, creamos un mundo imaginario para que disfrutes.

TAKE IT FOR GRANTED

“This was the best I ever saw. How are you capable of creating such a giant spectacle?” If you see…

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Close-Act Theatre makes street-theatre spectacles for festivals and events. With stilts, mobile objects and beautiful costumes we create an imaginary world for you to enjoy. Le théâtre Close-Act crée des spectacles de théâtre de rue pour les festivals et les événements. Avec des échasses, des objets mobiles et de beaux costumes, nous créons un monde imaginaire dont vous pourrez profiter. Close-Act Theatre hace espectáculos de teatro callejero para festivales y eventos. Con zancos, objetos móviles y hermosos trajes, creamos un mundo imaginario para que disfrutes.

PUPPETRY AND STREET THEATRE

The artistic quality of the objects and the costume design are an integral part of each show and cannot be…

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THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE

The universal language of Street Theatre. The Close-Act performances use no real language. Instead, the stories are built through universal…

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Close-Act Theatre makes street-theatre spectacles for festivals and events. With stilts, mobile objects and beautiful costumes we create an imaginary world for you to enjoy. Le théâtre Close-Act crée des spectacles de théâtre de rue pour les festivals et les événements. Avec des échasses, des objets mobiles et de beaux costumes, nous créons un monde imaginaire dont vous pourrez profiter. Close-Act Theatre hace espectáculos de teatro callejero para festivales y eventos. Con zancos, objetos móviles y hermosos trajes, creamos un mundo imaginario para que disfrutes.

MACHINE OF IMAGINATION

After a busy summer season when we are travelling from festival to festival, a period of relative calm starts, and…

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Photo of Suits - photo by Mike Bulter

SUITS

The soloists versus the chorus.  In the past we’ve often created shows with main characters and an ensemble. But what…

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Interactive street-theatre

Anything is possible!Public space: an ordinary place for an extra-ordinary performance, and not the other way around. Podiums and stages…

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Close-Act Theatre makes street-theatre spectacles for festivals and events. With stilts, mobile objects and beautiful costumes we create an imaginary world for you to enjoy. Le théâtre Close-Act crée des spectacles de théâtre de rue pour les festivals et les événements. Avec des échasses, des objets mobiles et de beaux costumes, nous créons un monde imaginaire dont vous pourrez profiter. Close-Act Theatre hace espectáculos de teatro callejero para festivales y eventos. Con zancos, objetos móviles y hermosos trajes, creamos un mundo imaginario para que disfrutes.

Pi-Leau in the Netherlands

Our favourite spectacle Pi-Leau was placed at the beautiful scenery Willemsoord in Den Helder (NL). It was fantastic to perform Pi-Leau…

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