Boca del Lupo presents Big Bad, a contemporary take on a fairytale for both children and adults commissioned by the Vancouver International Children’s Festival, at the Granville Island Revue Stage this month.
Fairytales have an enduring appeal because they deal with universal themes and because they mean different things to us at different points in our life. This is never truer than when a parent is retelling a classic to their children like Little Red Riding Hood. While both the parent and the child understand the story is “not real” there are very real and very different associations happening with each. For the child, the story deals with notions of identity, deception and fear while the parent cannot help but see the obvious metaphor around child predators. For the child the story is a safe tool for real and complex learning and for the parent it is a portal into their deepest fear.
It is this dichotomy that Boca del Lupo will explore in our next intergenerational performance. Using a contemporary retelling of Little Red Riding Hood and elements of interactive technology, Big Bad will provide parents and their children with multiple platforms to engage in an experience that tackles one of the most sensitive and complex issues between a parent and child. Incorporating an online platform that can be experienced before or after the performance, it will have two avenues to navigate based on whether it is the parent or the child engaging with the site.
Big Bad is performed by Leslie Dos Remedios, Lucia Frangione Milton Lim, Ming Hudson, Raugi Yu, and devised by Sherry J Yoon and Jay Dodge.
Performances run May 26th to May 31st at the Granville Island Revue Stage (1585 Johnston Street) and tickets are available online through the Vancouver Children’s Festival. Follow Boca del Lupo on Facebook and Twitter for more information. This show is for ages 5 and up.
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I have a pair of tickets to give away to the opening night of Big Bad, here’s how you can enter to win:
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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 7:00am on Wednesday, May 20, 2015.
Update The winner is Annette!