Large Scale Shows
Neighbourhood Watch stilts International NWSI have performed large scale shows around the world.
There are many definitions of large scale. This category currently contains three
really large scale shows with extensive technical requirements, Delireality,
Grand Magix and Taranta and one medium size arena spectacle with a small technical
requirement Chromarama. NWSI are currently devising a new large scale show based
on Gullivers Travels.
GRAND MAGIX is one of the two well documented truly massive shows of NWSI. It is a tour de force of aerial helium suspended performance, aerial puppetry, stilt ensemble drumming, specialist fireworks, giant inflatable puppetry special effects leading to the great musical and emotional cadence of the giant aerial light show moon moth. In essence it is an artistic celebration of nature versus technology 2001 Fiona Ellis in Northern Review event of the month rated Grand Magix, the NWSI finale of the Stockton international Riverside Festival, top equal with Robert Lapage’s Dark Side of the Moon. SCENARIO: SPLIT SITE VERSION At Site 1 Male techno magician, Merlin, appears with an army of drumming Robots and a sequence of pyrotechnic spells waterfalls rocketry, and noise accompanies him to his magical confrontation with MoRead More
Delireality is a large-scale 40 minute street performance scenographic exploration of the imagery of Salvador Dali using pyrotechnics, prosthetics, inflatable sculptures, giant stilts, music and theatre. The scenario is site and scale adaptable. NWSI have performed Delireality at the full scale in Singapore, Poznan, Gdansk, Terrasson, Kortrijk, Greenwich, and Stockton upon tees. smaller versions have been performed in many other locations. SCENARIO: 60 Mins approx A parade of samba playing ants leads to a four-metre high burning replica of the "premonitions of civil war" in paper mache. The ants pass through a curtain of fire, and into the graveyard of Salvador Dali. A surrealist sculpture park graveyard is created in a town square. It is the graveyard of Salvador Dali. This features "pyrotechnic trees", buRead More
Sid the Spider
Sid has performed in Beijing and in parades and interventions across Europe from Salamanca to Genk. Possibly the largest and most animated free standing spider puppet in the world he creates much hilarity when he gathers families and dives on them. He is as happy in a long parade as in a small zone intervention and can dive under aerial obstructions. Above you can see him in Tarrega in SpainRead More
Chromarama is an animation of abstract color released from its depictive duty. The movement of wrapped human forms reconstructs the human condition in a zone of dream and floating meaning. The soundtrack, juxtaposing original sounds with extracts from classical masterpieces, has a powerful emotional cadence that takes the audience on a journey both strange and strangely familiar. Chromarama has been performed in famous arts locations worldwide; for example The Kennedy Arts Centre in Washington The Sau Paolo Arts centre in Sao Paulo Brazil and the National Gallery London. Chromarama has launched the Poznan festival and generally has been enjoyed with equal concentration by adults and children in festivals in town squares all over the world. It is a medium size arena performance and requires 14 performers.Read More
Android Invasions This video shows all our robotic characters in action including possibly the largest Robot in the world who can can make an exciting intervention by himself. So can The Drumming Robots Here you can see them both in action together and separate. These characters can perform long parades in addition to festive interventions. Please see the Drumming Robots for new images of the robots at night.Read More
This very hungry Caterpillar eats people. But they seem to like being eaten! Possibly the largest walkabout puppet in the world - the size of two buses yet very light on its feet- this creature has performed in Taiwan and China and in many places in Europe. Some of the video was unfortunately made on an iPhone held the wrong way...ooops! But it is nice to see the Caterpillar out for a walk with its many friends in Chelmsford. So we kept that footage. The caterpillar enjoys the lack of barriers in an intervention but can also be very interactive in a city parade with barriers here is is a video link of the Caterpillar in the london st patricks parade 2014 Here is a less confined intervention in a busy 14century historic city in Rumania Sibiu festival 2014 Review after the Nice CaRead More