Did you see the noble women riding upon two beautiful white swans? It sounds like a scene out of a fairytale but performers Erica Vicenzi and Barbara Frizzi, of Italy's Teatro per Caso, bring this fantasy world to the streets of Shizuoka's downtown, with their graceful stilt-walking and magnificent costumes.
With 21 years of performing experience, starting in children's theatre, creating new things for street theatre has become their passion and life. The elaborate costmes are created and handmade by Barbara.
2017 is the second time for Teatro per Caso to participate in the Shizuoka Daidogei Festival. They love coming to Japan, especially the Daidogei, as it provides them with the opportunity to learn - both from the reactions of a Japanese audience, and the other top class performers taking part in the street performance world cup. Not only for us, but also for the swan stilt-walkers this four day festival is like a dream, where the smiles and good feeling of the audience inspire Erica and Barbara to do their very best.
To become a performer of Teatro per Caso is not easy: it takes a lot of hard work, training and also technical study, so it challenges both mind and body. However there is nothing that compares the smile of a child reacting to their performance, so the street theatre is a good life!
Teatro per Caso would like to express their gratitude to the audience of the Shizuoka Daidogei Festival.