The excitement for the show is building up and the news media in India is picking up the storm being created by Hotel Paradiso! Below are a few of the coverage we could find! If you find more, let us know on Facebook at fb.me/agpworld
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Times of India – Mumbai
Mask theatre pioneers to take center stage this weekend
If you thought the mask was a lazy actor’s face covering device, “They reveal more than they conceal,” warns Michael Vogel, director of the Berlin-based Familie Floz, one of the world’s leading mask theatre pioneers, heading to India for the first time with three shows of their sell-out production Hotel Paradiso, in Bombay this November.
The magical pull of the mask
City audiences are certainly in for a treat this weekend, as the remarkable international production Hotel Paradiso, from the Berlin-based group, Familie Flöz, touches down on Mumbai shores for a run of four shows, after regaling audiences in Delhi and Bengaluru. The group has performed in 34 countries across the world, and this is their first full-fledged tour of India, although one of their signature pieces, Ristorante Immortale, was staged at Chennai in 2007, as part of the Hindu MetroPlus Festival.
This tour has been made possible by AGP World, whose founder, Ashvin Gidwani, caught the show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2015, and thought that the universal trappings of a non-verbal observational comedy would go down pretty well back home. The play is performed by actors wearing specialised masks which, quite disarmingly, end up conveying the complete gamut of human emotion.
DNA – Daily News & Analysis
A ‘Mask’ Watch
After taking their performance to Delhi and Bengaluru when both cities were in the midst of Diwali chaos the last few days, Berlin-based physical theatre company Familie Flöz is looking forward to a ‘normal’ performance in Mumbai tonight.
Their mask theatre play, Hotel Paradiso, is here in India after performing in 34 countries and doing over 700 shows. Using 20 masks, the four actors on stage enact 22 characters. The family entertainer does not rely on dialogues to convey emotions, rather, it lays emphasis on body language to do the same.
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