Ideal Palace arrives in Greenwich this summer! 🏰 Starting out with various locations across Greenwich.
Part audio-theatre journey, part immersive art experience, part interactive trail; Ideal Palace will inspire innovation, quench wanderlust, invite playfulness and allow you to be transported around the world using your imagination.
Ideal Palace is inspired by the story of Ferdinand Cheval, a postman who was so dazzled by the beauty of the world he saw on the postcards he delivered, that he spent 33 years building a magnificent palace out of these images he saw, using found objects and rocks. This is how Ferdinand was able to travel the world, right where he lived, and named it his “Ideal Palace”.
The event invites participants to become postmen and postwomen themselves. But this is not ordinary postal job! EEA’s Ideal Palace will transport visitors on an extraordinary journey around the world. The experience will include a jungle exploding with tropical vibrance and hidden beasts; a desert where the weary travellers will be welcomed to find refuge around the campfire and join in contemplation and music making; and the deep blue sea and its magnificent underwater kingdom, greeting the obscure and marvellous luminous creatures.
The audio piece of Ideal Palace was produced in partnership with Trinity Laban’s Animate Artists, an initiative that brings together experienced young musicians aged 11-18 for exciting collaborations with other artists and art forms on a project basis.
Produced by Emergency Exit Arts (EEA)
Written and directed by Camille Dawson
Supported by the Royal Borough of Greenwich through The Royal Greenwich Festivals
Cristina Ottonello – Artist/Lead Designer
Sam-Alexander Nobles – Artist/Maker
Amy West – Artist/Maker
Joshan Chana – Sound Designer
Sarah Freestone – Music Director (Animate Artists)
Alistair Walker – Music Tutor (Animate Artists)
Daniel Kemshell – Music Tutor (Animate Artists)
Shanika Warren – Creative Engagement Manager (EEA)
Neill Quinton – Widening Participation Manager (Trinity Laban)
Kit Denison – Learning & Participation Projects Manager (Trinity Laban)
Featuring music and sound created and performed by Trinity Laban's Animate Artists: Amanda Souza Dias da Silva, Anwen Donaldson Schach, Atl Ongay-Perez, Ben Sandringham, Calliope Godwin Carr, Emily Grahame, Joel Peck, Kimberley Vernon, Kye Lawton, Leon Cudnachowski, Martha McCormick, Matthew Main, Maya Liddell, Miles Burdock, Oscar Walpole, Rhani Mahabir-Stokes, Ruth Renken, Theo Dukes Ross & Wendy Elkington.