The Pigeon and the Albatross

Heroic adventures of escape and friendship across the world with a live soundscape of Telemann, Handel, Vivaldi and Biber!

The Pigeon and the Albatross is a joyful union of music and storytelling that celebrates the spirit of adventure, the rewards of curiosity and the value of kindness.

Told in rich verse, this epic tale charts the avian adventures of an unlikely pair of feathered friends from humble perch to worldly wonders and back again.

By hatching a plan to save a hatchling, a curious young pigeon who dreams of adventure is flung into a world of untold danger and inspiring beauty.

Charting the globe and facing the elements, our heroine’s exciting journey of transformation and discovery is set to the turning of seasons and a thrilling curation of classical music masterpieces.

Self-confidence and honesty prevail in the face of vanity, while hope and ingenuity put challenge to despair.

With enemies to thwart and unlikely friends to meet upon the way, the Pigeon and the Albatross together discover a world of wonder and diversity, all while learning that saving graces lie close to home.

Form and Style
This show takes the form of a one hour narrated concert. The performers and narrator roam through the audience in this immersive family show. Fully costumed, this colourful show is flexible in size and shape and can fit into any performance space, foyer, community hall. There are 5 musicians and one narrator. We have performed this show several times in the UK and for each performance we arranged the ensemble differently – traverse, in the round, on stage. All musicians and narrator are in colourful costume/headdress, replacing the need for any set, making it a nimble and tourable show.

 

Reviews

“…the children enjoyed themselves a lot and we all left very happy with this enjoyable, accessible and fun afternoons adventure. I was bombarded with questions later in the day about harpsichords, the odd lady in the green wig and why the pigeon had a map in its head. Education can be a dangerous thing and when combined with such fun story telling and expertly played music, it’s intoxicating” “creative and innovative.” GSCENE, 13 Nov 2017

See full review: https://www.gscene.com/arts/music/review-tales-in-music-the-pigeon-and-the-albatross-little-baroque-company/

Child’s “undercover” review: https://www.chichester.co.uk/arts-and-culture/reviews-brighton-early-music-festival-2017-838186

Credits

Writter: Dominic Santangelo

Producer and Director: Helen Kruger

Musicians: Helen Kruger and Sarah Papadopoulos violins, Amelia Peachment viola, Josie Fountain cello, Matthew Jones theorbo and Stuart Halusz narrator.

Availability

From 9/2020 onwards

Artforms

Children / Family, Live Music

Audience

Family Show Ages 4-12 and their parents and grandparents

Duration

1 hour

Bump In

2-hours

Bump Out

30-mins

Costs

- Weekly Fee: $7,700
- Cost per performance: $3,000
- No remount
- 1% royalties
*Above fees do not include touring costs

Company Contacts

Helen Kruger
0466 310 019
helen@australianbaroque.com



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Resources

Show Poster (old)



Technical

Venue Format

All venue formats are possible with this show. The only restriction is that it needs to be indoors as we are performing on instruments from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Technical Rating

(D)

Touring Party

6

Considerations

Show Warnings: Nil

First possible performance: 1 hour after bump in

Minimum break between shows: 2 hours

Minimum stage width: 3.5 metres

Minimum stage depth: 3 metres

Lighting to be provided by the venue: Simple ambient lighting for evening shows or for black box spaces. None needed for shows in foyers/community spaces

Audio provided by the company: Acoustic ensemble so no tech equipment needed

Audio to be provided by the venue: Nil

No. of additional staff to be provided by the venue: Nil

Dressing Rooms Required: 1 large and 1 small

Community and Audience Engagement:

This family friendly show could be performed in schools, performing arts venue main stage or foyers, making it accessible and flexible. We will use our FB/instagram presence, contacts with local schools, local music communities, local event listings, local radio interviews, local paper features as well as flash mob pop ups on the day or day before the event. We will also release “sneak peeks” of the rehearsals of the show and interviews with the players/narrator in the lead up to the concert dates.

 Available marketing:

Professional poster/flyer

Professional photographs(available by 5/8/2020), short videos (5/8/2020)

Sample media releases