A disheveled fur and faithful sammetsblick. The dream of the unconditional love manifested perhaps best in the longing for a dog.
It is a universal feeling that the dancer and puppeteer Tobias Ulfvebrand know to be in the puppet theater Tittuts dance performance ”Want dog!”. Of scenrummets soft colourful blocks he builds, in the absence of own four-legged friend up a whole arsenal fantasihundar. All the while the adult in the room, the sound designer, Hugo Therkelson, sitting rapt behind his computer, mildly dismissive his pestering.
To place Therkelson on stage is a smart move that helps with the recognition of each skärmdumpad the branch. His ingenious ljudillustrationer quickly gives life to the hundskapelserna and form a rhythmic carpet of shall, gnyenden and yap. It will also be the base for Ulfvebrands captivating music and dance that moves between classical ballet in valstakt and 70-talsgroove.
of dance and mime, making him the perfect hunddomptören. And when the show's star, the dog itself, finally makes his entrance, it is also Ulfvebrand itself that gives it life. Doll maker Lisa kjellgren's dreadlockförsedda hundskapelse raises the audience's loud applause. The transition to the more complex parts of a relationship are depicted as seamlessly as effectively. The game becomes unruly, and in the next moment, it is challenging bajset there.
But what would be love without sacrifice? Slutscenens reunion is a real showstopper, complete with bensprattel and free lufthopp.
”Want dog!” is home to all of the conflicting emotions the face of a loved one as often need a little too much. Tittuts performance had just as well have been called ”To have children!” or ”Want to be partners!” and when we leave the theatre we do it with a little more trust to the one we really want.