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 hat. Head down it’s an insect; head up it’s a “human”. Well not a normal human. A strange creature with stilts, long arms, a golden face, a strange hat and in the mouth a kind of “emergency whistle” in the shape of big golden lips. Expression was only possible with the eyes, the movement – and the whistle, of course.
Later, with other acts, we started to use a voice instead a whistle. Wow! This was something completely different. “How do I sound? Is this my voice? What do I have to say? Which language do I speak?”

According to the dictionary, jabber or gibberish is a language that is a total nonsense. Although the words don’t have an exact meaning there is a story behind every “conversation”. It gives meaning to every sentence and it provides every sentence with a logical intonation. Some songs and sentences Close-Act uses have a written gibberish text and a translation to know what it means.

The fiction becomes non-fiction. Do you understand gibberish?

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