Acclaimed physical theatre maker, Sita Pieraccini, combines compelling physicality, shadow play and kaleidoscopic visuals in her latest piece ‘Make A HOO’ which tours Scotland this Autumn.

And we have three pairs of tickets up for grabs to see the show at Irvine’s Harbour Arts Centre in a special Irvine Times competition this week.

There will also be a free workshop for young people aged 12+ at the HAC on Tuesday, October 24.

It is aimed at anyone interested in learning about performance without words and shadow play.

The shimmering heat of tropical hills and purring of the Sri Lankan 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 shapeshifting being which only comes to life at night, she takes audiences on a journey between dream and wakefulness as she seeks harmony.

Saturated with the lure of adventure and risk, this solo performance draws on the relationship between song and labour, routine and recounting, and of trying to find your echo in a world of repetition.

Coloured by live vocal imitations and raw field recordings, Make A HOO takes the form of modern folklore with a symphonic twist.

Sita’s choreography is scored by a multi-textured soundscape composed in collaboration with musician David Pollock and incorporates field recordings of the rural and urban Sri Lankan environments by sound artist Mark Vernon.

Live vocals and sounds from contact mics are manipulated during the performance to recreate the mechanical whirrs, clicks and rattles of the tea plantation, traffic noise and hooting tuk tuks.

Make a HOO invites the audience on a whistle stop tour of the customs, mythology, sights and sounds of Sri Lanka from the bustle of down town Columbo to the mysticism of the Horton plains.

Inspired by an artist residency in Sri Lanka and featuring elements of local folk songs, Make A HOO combines vivid sonic environments and dynamic physicality to weave together the story of a day and a night in the life of this young woman.

Make A HOO comes to the Harbour Arts Centre on Friday, October 27 at 7.30pm and the 45 minute show is suitable for ages 12 and over. You can win one of three pairs of tickets to see the show by answering this simple question. Which country does the show feature?

Answers by letter or postcard to Make A Hoo Competition, Irvine Times, 12 Princes Street, Ardrossan KA22 8BP, to reach us by no later than Monday, October 23.

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