- At Walton Arts Center
495 W. Dickson St.
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Monday - Friday / 10am to 6pm
Saturday 12pm to 4pm
- One hour prior to showtime
- Phone: (479) 443.5600
- Fax: (479) 443.9024
Compagnia TPO's The Painted Garden
Presented with support from Lee & Linda Scott.
The Painted Garden is a garden created by the painter Rebwar Saeed, where the colors of the Kurdish natural landscape and the geometric harmonies of the Islamic garden merge and play with each other. In this space, the painter invites the public to follow an imaginary path through four gates. Each of them leads to an area dedicated to a different color and element: the yellow garden (earth), the blue garden (water), the green garden (leaves), the red garden (love).
The theatrical action ends in the ‘garden of waterworks.’ In this journey, children explore colors, matter, and the use of shapes and space, together with the beauty of Rebwar’s imaginary gardens. On stage two dancers create choreography inside the different landscapes, each of which contains an animated play environment. The exploration develops through frames and the dancers invite the young audience to enter the places, where stones, ground, flowers, water and animals suggest a theatrical relationship which permits to the gardens to develop.
In this technologically sophisticated scenery, the audience is invited to interact with a theatrical experience based on a ‘tactile’ relationship with images and sounds.