Swamped with praise: Marc Schnittger’s »Garden of Earthly Delights«. Wonderful how this round dance shifts between seriousness, the grotesque and comedy.
Gripping puppetry to end the Festival. Pleasure-sekking tourists are thrown back on their own resources radically in the heart of the wilderness. Fun-seekers are made to look into their own abyss, apparently tamed nature becomes a grisly miasma of profound fears. A dense and gripping show.
Everything goes in Marc Schnittger’s Garden of Earthly Delights, but nothing is as it seems. This is all about central questions of human existence. Life-size latex figures presented by Schnittger in a virtuoso fashion live and suffer through a crazy unmasking process. The extreme situation in the jungle turns their lives upside-down.
Marc Schnittger’s garden of delights enchants the audience. A biotope of unreality, absurdity and the grotesque, a world that is as funny as it is frightening, as disturbing as it is fascinating, brought to joyous life by Marc Schnittger, the brilliant puppet-whisperer.
Paradse lost, expelled from Eden, a claustrophobic society somethere between Milton, Dante, Sartre and Hieronymus Bosch. A fantasy allegory: hard to interpret but easy to understand: it is all about life, that illness that carries us to death, with its friends, joys, entanglements and psychological abysses. L’enfer, c’est les autres.