Friday, 20 April 2012

Sea Odyssey - Day 1

This weekend Liverpool are hosting an event called Sea Odyssey.  It is to commerate the 100th anniversary of the Titanic, and it involves 2 giants + a dog. They will journey around the streets of Liverpool visiting different venues.  The story was created by a French street theatre company Royal de Luxe. The story is based on a poignant letter from a Liverpool school girl to her dad who was a 1st class steward aboard the Titanic.  Alas, the letter never reached her dad.  In Royal de Luxes' story the Little Girl Giant is on a quest to receive news about her dad, who was a stowaway and who unfortunately died on the Titanic. But unbeknown to the girl, her uncle made a promise to scour the ocean floor for the shipwreck and put his brother to rest and in doing so discovered a letter written by him to his beloved daughter. For the past 100 years he has walked across the ocean floor with the sole purpose of delivering the letter to its young owner.  Today we went and watched the Little Girl Giant wake from her sleep with her dog Xolo asleep across her lap. They were both bathed and then the 2 of them set off on their journey. I have never seen anything like this before and I was amazed on how the 2 puppets moved, and also the amount of man power it took to move them along.  I've taken loads of photos so here are just a few of this morning.  Hoping to see her uncle tomorrow.