New circus and fire theater
A Tale of the E.R.
A Broken Heart
Flam Chen presents, OCTOPUS HEART.
Directed by Monica Silva featuring the live music of Golden Boots and stunning visuals of Tra Bouscaren.
Flam Chen Aerial Director, Monica Silva shares a deeply personally & inspiring multi-media, physical theater, dance performance inspired by her occupation as an E. R. nurse.
Octopus Heart an evening-length performance exploring the human heart through the rituals of the Emergency Room (ER).
Through dance, aerial arts, live music, and video, Octopus Heart bridges the worlds of art and medicine, revealing connections between apparent opposites: patient and clinician, health and sickness, poetry and everyday life.
The performance follows a patient who enters the ER with chest pain and is diagnosed with Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy, in which the heart muscle is damaged after a serious emotional shock, or “broken heart syndrome.” The syndrome was first diagnosed in Japan and named after the octopus pot (takotsubo), whose …