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Giant snails, harnessed and ridden by a pair of woodland imps.

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Gastropodia – From a realm far away, come curious mythical creatures, their kind unseen before.

Harnessed and ridden by a pair of woodland imps, the giant hairy snails slime their way along streets, malls and parklands to the amazement of onlookers and passers-by alike. The snails come with their own musical score, have lots of moving body parts, and leave a watery snail trail.

Bewildered to find themselves in our world, and by our strange ways, these mythical creatures are nevertheless always friendly, like to be patted (the snails that is!) and love a photo opportunity. They’re also hoping to find someone to show them the way home.

“Visually spectacular, this unique show was a huge success. It bought an atmosphere of magic to the event, with people gazing in wonderment”
World Street Performers Festival, Tokyo, Japan

“The large snails slowly creeping through the crowd created a great spectacle and added significantly to the carnival atmosphere throughout the streets”
Capel Fest, Australia

“The magical creatures delight and charm young and old audiences alike with their strange enchanted presence, .. hugely successful whenever they appear”
Awesome International Children’s Festival. Perth, Australia

Snails designed and created by Bryan Woltjen
Electronic design by Philip Gamblen
Directed by Penny Baron

(Roving act – 30 min sets, Two performers, – can also be performed as solo piece)

Gastropodia’s performances include:

– Street Performance Festival, Tokyo, Japan

– International Flower and Garden Show, Melbourne

– Darling Harbour School Holiday program, Sydney

– Canal City, Fukuoka, Japan

– Adelaide Street Theatre Festival

– Hoopla Festival, Sydney

– Perth International Arts Festival

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