Caprichos digs deep into ancient myths, rituals, and modern vanities, stirring potions from the subconcious.Joy Hinckley – Anywhere Festival Review
Caprichos is an emotionally charged journey into the whims, caprices and desires of human nature.
In a world of labyrinths and mirrors, dreams and nightmares, a parade of surreal characters invite each audience member to walk around the performance space and contemplate how far they have drifted from their true selves in the name of vanity and social acceptance.
Inspired by Francisco de Goya’s Los Caprichos, D.I.V.E. Collective’s masquerade performance combines movement, visual arts, music, literature, philosophy, provocative narratives and multi-lingual perspectives into a succession of poetic moments that are both striking and deeply touching.
As an audience member, I felt fully immersed. I loved the movement of the audience and the direction, the body poetry and the playfulness with space. It was extremely grounded and incredibly crafted.2022 Audience Member
A tantalising tale in which brutishness can appear to be strength, calculation can appear to be love and corruption can appear to be inevitable. How can we get free of the tyrannies of our own vanity?
Devised by a spectacular ensemble of multicultural performers, who have metaphor as their common language, Caprichos is a timeless reflection on the duplicity, deceit and hypocrisy of contemporary society.
Where are we going? What is truly missing?
Directed by Cesar Genaro
Performing Artists: Alice Clapham, Maria Shamsy, Mia Hollingworth, Megan O’Hare
Creative Production & Dramaturgy: Priscila Da Cunha
Caprichos premiered in partnership with Anywhere Festival and the Old Ambulance Station, on 29 & 30 April, 6 & 7 May 2022.
Caprichos was supported by the Regional Arts Development Fund (a partnership between the Queensland Government and Sunshine Coast Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland) and the Sunshine Coast Arts Foundation Gifted Program.