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The unmissable world of tenderness and fantasy of Slava’s Snowshow

from April 3rd to 14th at the Tivoli BBVA Theater

Slava’s Snowshow is back in Portugal by UAU and Paulo Dias, a show full of tenderness, fantasy, magic and joy, without words that delight adults and children alike.

Slava’s Snowshow is back and with it the art of clowning by Slava Polunin, considered “the Russian master who saved clowning”, a show of great simplicity but at the same time so beautiful that it amazes adults and children, speechless, but that we all understand and like.

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Slava’s Snowshow < 2024.04.03 z Teatro Tivoli BBVA ©Luís M. Serrão

Slava’s SnowShow is a timeless, theatrical and poetic show created and staged by Russian performance artist Slava Polunin. Since its creation in 1993, this enchanting show has captivated audiences and critics around the world.

SnowShow is a genre-defying, boundary-transcending experience. Polunin’s theatre emerges from the fabric of dreams and fairy tales, transporting adults back to the wonders of childhood and remains as spontaneous and magical as the first day, evoking a sense of childlike wonder.

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Slava’s Snowshow < 2024.04.03 z Teatro Tivoli BBVA ©Luís M. Serrão

Over the years, Slava Polunin has developed and mastered a unique form of clowning – a tragic and metaphysical art that blends drama with laughter and his exploration of tragicomedy delves deeply into the human experience, revealing how humour and pathos intertwine.

Slava’s SnowShow premiered in Moscow in October 1993 won the Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience and received a Tony Award nomination for Best Special Theatrical Event.

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Slava’s Snowshow < 2024.04.03 z Teatro Tivoli BBVA ©Luís M. Serrão

Watch the SnowShow and enter an imaginary world where a mere piece of paper can trigger snowstorms, where time loses control and the audience remains enchanted even after the show ends.

Giant, colourful balls become irresistible toys for the public, blurring the line between reality and dreams. If you can, don’t miss this moment full of imagination and fantasy at Tivoli until April 14th.

Vyacheslav (Slava) Polunin, creator of SnowShow, continues to participate in this wonderful show but now his son Vanya plays the main role in the company of Slava and Gwenal Allan.

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Slava’s Snowshow < 2024.04.03 z Teatro Tivoli BBVA ©Luís M. Serrão

About Slava Polunin

Slava Polunin, a multi-award-winning artist born Vyacheslav Ivanovich Polunin on June 12, 1950, is a Russian performance artist and clown and his shows have left an indelible mark on the world of theatre and entertainment.

His affinity for the stage blossomed during his school years, where he honed his skills by imitating the legendary Charlie Chaplin. However, his dreams of attending the Leningrad Theater Institute were dashed due to poor pronunciation. Undeterred, he continued his studies at an engineering school and after graduating from the Leningrad Institute of Soviet Culture, he would become a professor.

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Slava’s Snowshow < 2024.04.03 z Teatro Tivoli BBVA ©Luís M. Serrão

In 1967, Polunin joined the Mime Studio at the Lensovet Palace of Culture, led by Edward Rozinsky. His talent shone as the protagonist of pantomime plays in the show “21 Funny and serious novels”.

In 1980, Polunin created his iconic clown character, Asisyai, which catapulted him to national fame and formed the Licedei theatre group, and in 1981, his television performance in the New Year’s program “Goluboy Ogonyok” became a resounding success.

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Slava’s Snowshow < 2024.04.03 z Teatro Tivoli BBVA ©Luís M. Serrão

In 1982, Polunin organized a groundbreaking mime parade in Leningrad, featuring more than 800 mimes from the Soviet Union – an unprecedented event during a time of strict communist control over artistic expression.

During the 1985 World Festival of Youth and Students in Moscow, Polunin conducted a master class in pantomime, attracting Western mimes to learn from his experience.

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Slava’s Snowshow < 2024.04.03 z Teatro Tivoli BBVA ©Luís M. Serrão

In 1987, he orchestrated a unique festival where participants lived on an uninhabited island in the Gulf of Finland, taking short boat excursions to nearby Leningrad.

In 1988, Licedei created five highly successful programs: “Dreamers”, “Eccentrics on the Attic”, “From the Life of Insects”, “Asisyai-revue” and “Catastrophe”. The theatre’s 20th anniversary was celebrated with a symbolic funeral, complete with coffins labelled with the names of those attending.

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Slava’s Snowshow < 2024.04.03 z Teatro Tivoli BBVA ©Luís M. Serrão

Slava Polunin’s legacy goes beyond the stage, he is the creator of captivating shows such as “Slava’s Snowshow” and “Diabolo”, and he founded the Academy of Fools. His theatre emerges from the fabric of dreams and fairy tales, enchanting audiences around the world.

See here photos from the performance of Slava’s Snowshow at the Tivoli BBVA Theater

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