'Ageless and enchanting'
Badische Zeitung Switzerland
'A mechanical Eden... There are "ohhhs" of wonder and delight as each new animal emerges. The observation of animals is superb, gorgeously realised in mechanical detail'
The Independent *****
Savanna is a journey through a fantastical landscape, an African garden of Eden inhabited by beautiful, automated animals: elephants, snakes, turtles, birds, snails, moths and caterpillars.
Drori’s hand-crafted, mechanical bestiary seems to come straight from the imagination of Leonardo da Vinci; it speaks to us from a lost paradise, a place of memories and beautiful sounds.
Discreet and touching, Savanna’s two interrelated stories, exquisite robotic animals and moving sculptures, reflect human feelings and imagination. The landscape of Savanna is a metaphor for our emotions.
Amit Drori trained at the School of Visual Theatre in Jerusalem. Savanna is his company’s second show to be produced at Switzerland’s Théâtre Vidy, Lausanne.
Performers: Amit Drori, Laila Bettermann, Gai Sherf, Jérôme Vernez and Li Lorian.
Presented in association with the Barbican
Age guidance: 7+
Produced by Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne
Co-production Bonlieu Scène nationale à Annecy and Culturescapes, Basel
With the support of Mamuta at the Daniela Passal Arts Centre.
photos: Michal Cederbaum & Mario Del Curto