After: Carlo Collodi
Staging: Wu Tsang with Moved by the Motion

In his novel “Adventures of Pinocchio”, Carlo Collodi follows Pinocchio’s journey from animated log to “real boy”, taking him through all sorts of trials that test his morals and judgment. A series of fantastic characters – sometimes more, sometimes less trustworthy – accompany him on this whimsical journey. In this year’s family play, the group Moved by the Motion, around Wu Tsang, Tosh Basco, Josh Johnson and Asma Maroof, takes on this canonical material, dealing with the question of what it actually means to become a “real boy”: What trimmings/dressings does Pinocchio have to endure on his way from log to “real” human being, what gets lost on this lonely journey, how is he shaped by his connections to his wondrous environment? Together with the author Sophia al Maria, Moved by the Motion explore the novel’s poetic and philosophical aspects, and condenses them into a fanciful world of movement, poetry, virtual reality and music in which children and their companions can become equally entangled.


Artistic Direction
Moved by the Motion (Wu Tsang, Tosh Basco, Asma Maroof, Josh Johnson, Patrick Belaga)
Wu Tsang
Movement Direction
Tosh Basco
Josh Johnson
Asma Maroof
Sophia Al-Maria / Wu Tsang
Stage Design
Nina Mader
Costume Design
Kyle Luu
Sara Matthiasson
Joshua Wicke
  • Premiere: 12. November 2022, Pfauen
  • Pfauen
  • Also interesting for ages 8 and up
Saturday 12.11. Pfauen
  • Premiere
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About Season 22/23

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