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Wolfe Bowart



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One of today's masters of physical Theatre, Wolfe Bowart premiered LaLaLuna in the U.S. in 2005 before heading to Australia, where in 2006 he earned Best of the Fest raves from critics and audiences alike at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Adelaide Festival, and Queensland's Out of the Box Festival. In 2007, LaLaLuna made its UK premiere at the Royal Festival Hall as part of the London International Mime Festival. Following a 40-performance national tour of Australia later that year, Bowart went on in 2008 to premiere LaLaLuna in Hong Kong as part of the Family Fiesta Series, in Greece at the Volos International Theatre Festival and the International Mime and Puppet Festival of Kilkis, in New Zealand at the FUeL Festival, and in Brazil at the Festival Internacional de Teatro. He also returned to Australia for seasons in Hobart (Theatre Royal), Sydney (Seymour Centre) and Melbourne (Arts Centre). In February 2009, Bowart was invited to present his particular brand of zany to UK audiences. LaLaLuna headlined the inaugural Family Theatre Festival at the Theatre Royal in Bath, and premiered in Poole at the Lighthouse, and at the Warwick Arts Centre. Following the UK tour, Bowart undertook a 91-performance national tour of Australia with his next solo production Letter's end - a wildly off-kilter take on the dead letter office - courtesy of an Arts grANT awarded by the Australian government. In addition to LaLaLuna and Letter's end, Bowart and fellow performer Bill Robison have won acclaim internationally with their physical comedy production the Shneedles. the Shneedles most recently completed a 6-month season in Germany for GOP-Variete Theaters. as a performer/playwright, Wolfe Bowart's previous work has been produced for the Theatre in the U.S. and in europe. Harold's Big Feat and Smoke Fire Fish had their premieres at Los Angeles' Mark Taper Forum. the California Youth Theatre commissioned Seven Baskets for Khalid, Intermedia Arts in Minneapolis produced Table Settings and Maine's Arts Centre at Kingdom Falls commissioned and produced Bowart and fellow performer Beverly Mann in the Daft and the Daring. Bowart's play Lemmings and Pallbearers won the Best of the Festival at the New City Theatre Festival in Seattle. Charcos Secos was created for atenau Popular in Barcelona, Spain. the award-winning Through the Sipapu was co-written with friends Steve White (Blue Man Group) and Bill Robison. as a director and artist-in-residence, Bowart has brought physical Theatre to people of all ages in conjunction with the Los Angeles Music Centre, Wolf Trap, the ahmanson Theatre, the Playwrights Project, California Youth Theatre, the Virginia avenue Project, the Mark Taper Forum and Australia's National Institute of Circus Arts. Bowart graduated from Seattle's Cornish College of the Arts and furthered his studies with mentors as diverse as performance artist Rachel Rosenthal and members of Cirque du Soleil.

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What if, one evening, the light in the moon went out . . . and what if you were the one responsible for finding a replacement light bulb? This is just the beginning of one very strange night & a night called LaLaLuna. a surreal and whimsical tale of the moon's caretaker as he struggles to re-light the darkened moon, LaLaluna is circus, theatre and film woven together with a poetic and comic physical language all its own. Beloved by audiences around the planet, LaLaLuna is the joyful solo creation from Wolfe Bowart, one of today's masters of physical theatre. Pocket a moonbeam and take the journey to a place where gravity isn't always on its best behaviour & an extraordinary theatrical journey for adults and children alike.


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