A vast and desolate world. One lone creature, starved of both food and friendship. With only a patch of soil to call her own, she must be ready to seize every small opportunity that might fly by…
Created through inventive clowning, mime and visceral physicality, and enriched by a detailed and subtle soundscape which is performed live, Bird is a timeless tale of friendship, courage, magic and madness.
Sita Pieraccini is an actor and theatre maker with a background in visual art and music. Bird is her first full length solo performance created in collaboration with musician and sound artist David Pollock. After completing her degree in Sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art, Sita went on to study acting and physical theatre at the Physical Theatre Practice Course in Glasgow. As well as creating her own work, Sita’s recent credits include The Edibles (Grinagog Theatre), A Bench on the Road (Charioteer Theatre) and Skewered Snails (Iron-Oxide). Sita is also a singer and bassist as part of Glasgow band, Teencanteen.
"A powerful exploration of physical and emotional hunger" **** The Herald
"A thoroughly absorbing example of high quality physical theatre worthy of Lecoq" **** Edinburgh Guide
‘Sweet, Wry and Heart Rending’ **** The Skinny
Part of Made In Scotland Showcase 2016
Nominated Fringe Sustainable Practice Award
Nominated Drayton Arms Eddies Award
//Make A Hoo
The shimmering heat of tropical hills, and the purring and humming of plains set the scene for a young woman’s journey as she strives to reconnect with her identity and the world in which she lives. Caught in an elaborate game of call and response with a shape-shifting being which only comes to life at night, the woman struggles to find her echo in a world of repetition.
Inspired by an artist residency in Sri Lanka and featuring elements of local folk songs, Make A HOO combines vivid sonic environments with striking projected imagery and dynamic physicality.
“Inventive and Touching” **** The Scotsman
“Pieraccini creates an absorbing and strangely recognisable world” **** Edinburgh Guide
“A deeply affecting piece. Rich in visuals, shadow play, and emotion.” TV Bomb
// Double Bill Touring Summer 2017
Sita Iona Pieraccini's visual theatre double bill 'Bird' and 'Make A Hoo' touring to The Phoenix Theatre & Arts Centre (9th June), Ashcroft Arts Centre (10th June) and Forest Arts Centre (13th June). Expect innovative live soundtracks, shadow play and beautiful visual storytelling