PanGottic: Fluke

Ideas Stage Work

Fluke will build on PanGottic’s research into Heath Robinson contraptions, fusing bespoke, handcrafted inventions with digital and remote programming; exploring the themes of risk and unpredictability by literally handing control over to the audience.

Fluke is a small to mid-scale, non-verbal, outdoor show featuring three juggler/performers, one of whom will also provide live percussive accompaniment. Each performer will operate a mobile ‘contraption deck’. The decks will feature sprung systems to catapult objects, and remote digital technology, allowing the performers and audience to activate them from a distance and on demand. Fluke will expose what happens when a trick goes wrong or is unpredictable, building narratives around this to delve into the notion of risk versus reward, and pushing the boundaries of how much risk an audience can bear or be willing to create.

As with all of PanGottic’s work, this show will be aimed at family audiences, with wide appeal among children and adults alike. The style of our work is highly visual and accessible for all, regardless of age, nationality or ethnicity.

Simon Day - Mufti Games, The Plasticine Men (dramaturg)
Sebastien Valade - Rusty Squid, Gandini Juggling (digitial programming)

Current state of project

We have one commissioner on board for summer 2018.
We have spoken with the artists mentioned above.

Idea development at Sidmouth Folk Festival 2015, R and D and rehearsals January-May 2017

Looking for
Co-commissioning, Development Time, Pre-bookings, Rehearsal Space

Co-Commissioning, Pre-Bookings, Rehearsal Space, Artistic mentoring

Mix of Recorded and Live
Min width
Min depth
Full tech spec
Lighting plan
Get-in / get-out
Requires tech support for get-in