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A Tale of the E.R.

A Broken Heart

&

A Mollusk…

Flam Chen presents, OCTOPUS HEART.
Directed by Monica Silva featuring the live music of Golden Boots and stunning visuals of Tra Bouscaren.
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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 …

Flam Chen creates dazzling public spectacle, merging daredevil acrobatics, pyrotechnics and a mastery of air and fire arts. Our themes explore narratives that roam from the fantastic to the satirical with elaborate costuming; tightly woven choreography and skills finely honed over 20 years of innovation in new circus arts.

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As a working ensemble, we are deeply committed to community interaction, educational outreach, artistic collaboration and public ceremony. We produce bespoke works including the All Souls Procession held annually in Tucson, drawing over 150,000 participants from all over the world to honor their Ancestors.

From intimate private events, to large scale public festivals, Flam Chen creates spectacle for the New Century.

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