The Ephemeral Cabaret




The Ephemeral Cabaret
Ricardo Puccetti (Brazil) – LUME Theatre.

The clown, body-in-play and upside-down mind, is like popcorn inside a pressure cooker. The clown’s impulses, live and pulsing explode in all directions and give form to his playful universe in the here and now.

During 3000 un-interrupted seconds, surrounded by surprise objects, ideas and provocations, the clown Teotonio (Ricardo) improvises at his own risk. With his unpredictable eye, he brings the audience into his chaotic and improbable world.

The Ephemeral Cabaret is the craft of the clown radicalised to the ultimate potential: the humane sprouting from the live exchange, the communion of laughter and togetherness as the territory to be chartered.

The Ministry of Silliness warns: “This is not a conventional show and anything can happen. Including nothing!”


Suitable for 12y.o +

Includes refreshments.

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Ricardo Puccetti is a performer, clown and director and founding member of award-winning Brazilian physical theatre group LUME Teatro. Studied theatre arts at the University of Campinas before joining LUME in 1988 under the direction of Etienne Decroux disciple, Luis Otavio Burnier. Continued studying with other important masters in physical theatre, clowning and butoh such as Philippe Gaulier, Nani Colombaioni, Sue Morrison, Natsu Nakajima and Tadashi Endo. Today considered an international reference in the art of clowning and responsible for the development of LUME’s research into the use of the comic body and theatre in non-conventional spaces, he has travelled extensively throughout Brazil and around the world performing solo and ensemble work in over 20 countries, as well as teaching numerous of workshops that transmit LUME’s practices and corporeal-vocal training.


LUME Teatro |

Founded in 1985, LUME Teatro has become a world reference in the research of the art of the actor. The company has performed in over 27 countries, spanning four continents and developed partnerships with theatre masters from around the world. Winner of the Shell Award in 2013 for lifetime achievement, LUME Teatro have currently in their repertoire 10 shows in a variety of performative languages including physical theatre, clown, dance, Butoh, street theatre and large outdoor interventions. The company also maintains a strong teaching tradition sharing their extensive research into actor training through workshops, mentoring, technical demonstrations, international exchanges, theoretical reflection, book publications, lectures and itinerant projects that celebrate theatre as the art of meetings and encounters. LUME is also a funded research centre within the University of Campinas.