Premiered in september 2022
Puppets and booth
Hand puppet, dance and music
All audiences, 8 years and over / 22 min
Outdoor (suitable for indoors)
Invited by Le Mouffetard to create a short piece on the theme of sport, La Mue/tte is revisiting the life of the legendary Maradona in a partial and jubilatory portrait.
From this well-known figure, we draw the parallels of an uncanny resemblance between a footballer guided by the “hand of God” and the character of Pulcinella in Neapolitan puppetry.
“Maradona bore a resemblance to Pulcinella because he possessed absolute excellence, this perfection in art which is sacred.” A. Dujovne Ortiz
We evoke the key moments in Maradona’s life through hand puppets. From the hero-worshipped icon, we focus on the “dirty god”, exceptional but falsely innocent when he transgresses and pesters! From his sporting achievements, we take the artistic gesture and present a tango dancer wearing studs.
A fantastical portrait of a fantastic figure who joyfully takes us from Buenos Aires to Naples.