The Carpetbag Brigade /US


IN Program

If the ocean were ill, would she weep?
If clouds were riddles,, would we listen?
If a sailor survived a siren’s song, would words adorn the saline tongue?

“Whose words are these when no one speaks?” mutters the ghost of a sea captain meandering on the sea floor.
The siren sings in return… “What might you see when you close your eyes?” An uneasy truce evolves between the eternal and the forgotten, together they conspire to foment a salt-coated cocktail of whispers, warnings and invocations conjured with the watery wrists of ceaselessly undulating waves. A tempest to tame the fools that fashion the world for profit. Above them sailors ply the seas of commerce, turning the wheels of industry… ignorant of the storm brewing in the depths they float upon. A transformative contagion is bubbling up from the depths as the ghost captain returns in Rimbaud’s drunken boat to the frigates of commerce seducing sailors into sirens with songs of salvation from the rising waters… the sea is alive!
Alive you see! Alive like you! And Alive like…

‘Callings’ is a poetic homage to the sirens of the sea. Inspired by the challenge of climate change it speaks in transformational metaphors using the craft of acrobatic stiltwalking. The ghost of a sea captain and the primal siren of the sea confront the sailors of commerce, seducing them into the awakening that the ocean is a living being.

07 July 2016

Thursday at 21:30 > 50' / free entry

Piazza Santarosa Savigliano map 21

09 July 2016

Saturday at 19:00 > 50' / free entry

Via Roma Fossano map 5

10 July 2016

Sunday at 19:00 > 50' / free entry

Via Roma Fossano map 5


Directed by Jay Ruby
and Designed by The Carpetbag Brigade
Costumes by Bad Unkl Sista, Aurelia Cohen and Helen Goodrum
Soundtrack arranged and compiled by Isabelle Kirouac and Christopher Mankowski

length 50'
language show without words
recommended for all
genre Street theatre