WHY THIS SHOW?
There is tremendous interest in the piano, and music generally, among children, parents and educational bodies, which I Piano taps into in a unique way. The show breaks down barriers around classical and other kinds of music, and shatters negative stereotypes such as music-learning being boring, or all about meaningless drilling, ogreish teachers, etc. I Piano instead creates wholly new musical experiences for young audiences to discover the magic of the piano. Points of appeal include:
piano music (diverse range including classical, world, bluesey-boogie, improv. with audience and singalong)
shadow puppetry that animates the musical journey
universal story of music and friendship
suitable for all levels of musical experience and ability (ages 4+)
kids interact with music in ways they will never have imagined before
We believe there is a large potential audience for the show both in the UK and beyond. Suitable venues include theatres, schools and concert halls. Performances can be combined with workshops (featuring music and puppetry).
I Piano is designed for touring, with a cast of two and a portable set. It can play equally well in larger and smaller venues.