~ The Show ~
Epico Teaser from street theatre alchemists on Vimeo.
Sir Aurelious Jones gathers a crowd. A golden child chosen by the fates for their courageous heart is selected from the audience. Having passed three tests and won the Golden Breastplate they accompany Sir Aurelious on a Heroes Journey, leaving the ordinary world behind them as they re-enact the Quest to find, and tame, The Beast! In the Dragons Lair the child must rescue Sir Aurelious from certain death and teach him how to become friends with the Dragon. With the cosmic balance restored, the child is Knighted before leaving the heroic world transformed. At the end of the show there will be a once in a lifetime opportunity for all to get up close and personal with biggest, brightest & most beautiful creature ever seen. You could make friends... but only if you dare!
~ The Walkabout ~
Epico the Dragon is a colourful & spectacular 5m Animatronic Dragon (with onboard sound & smoke systems) and Sir Aurelious his adventurer companion perform a localised walkabout. Their fractious relationship is performed in a broad comic style throughout with petting moments aplenty.
*** Introducing for 2013 ***
Aurelious Jones and the Fairy Queen
Between shows with Epico you will see pushing a wooden cart through the crowd, Sir Aurelious Jones as he brings smiles, laughter and the chance for the brave to witness true magic! Aboard the cart stands a small tent which hides a secret. No less than the last surviving Fairy Queen!
Aurelious will invite those inquisitive souls to step forward, peer inside the tent and witness this most precious pint-sized person. Proving that even the smallest of us can leave the biggest impression, the Fairy Queen will touch your heart and leave you wishing for the magic to last forever!
~ About Creature Encounter ~
Creature Encounter are Street Theatre Alchemists, Theatrical Engineers and Master Puppet Makers, continuing in the proud and ancient traditions of nomadic Showmen. Our mission to turn the world on its head, ignite the imagination by achieving the impossible & serve humanity by re-inventing the Puppet, Clown and Mask for contemporary audiences. We fuse Special Effects, Artistry & Street Theatre Spectacle to create a picture book world of roving eccentrica and performance. Inspired by the belief that Street Arts are the most accessible, democratic and altruistic of art forms, we deliver our exotic beasts in our communities beating cultural & economic hearts. Touching the residents, transforming the space & hoping to leave these communities, our society and this world with a sense that for the courageous heart...anything is possible!