Interview: Slava’s Snow Show creator Slava Polunin

'I wanted to try to get into those areas where clowning was not too often – tragic comedy, drama and poetic clowning'

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This article is from 2014.

Interview: Slava’s Snow Show creator Slava Polunin

A perennial visitor to Scotland during the winter months, Slava’s Snow Show is a mix of clowning, mime and visual spectacular that has been a hit in over 80 countries. Its creator, Slava Polunin, explains its continued popularity.

Why do you think the Snow Show has captivated audiences?
I think it’s because we ‘talk’ in this show about those things which are very important for every single person, wherever he or she lives. Every person on earth understands what is love, friendship, loneliness. Everybody was a child and everyone has dreamed of getting back to that at least for a little while …

What made you decide to make the show originally?
I was managing my theatre for many years, I was an author, director, teacher, manager, dad and mum. Being an artist / actor was something where I succeeded much less than anywhere else. And finally there was a moment when I split up with my theatre and I was able to make a show, where I was a leading character. Besides, I wanted to try to get into those areas where clowning was not too often – tragic comedy, drama and poetic clowning. This adventure became very fascinating and successful.

Does the Snow Show fit in with your other work, which you perform in Russia?
The show lives on its own. I’m more busy with all my projects in Russia and all other countries. My part in the Snow Show often is performed by different actors, it’s quite rare when I perform myself and if I do – it’s only for my pleasure. This child [Snow Show] has grown up and has its own life.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Wed 3–Sat 6 Dec.

This article is from 2014.

Slava's Snowshow

A cast of clowns use water, cobwebs, bubbles and dry ice to create a world of wonder in which a bed becomes a boat, a web of cotton envelops the audience and one tiny piece of paper begins a blinding snowstorm.

Bristol Hippodrome

Tue 28 Nov

£14–£35.50 / 0844 847 2325

Wed 29 Nov

£14–£35.50 / 0844 847 2325

Thu 30 Nov

£14–£35.50 / 0844 847 2325

…and 2 more dates until 2 Dec

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Wed 1 Nov

£26–£31 / 0131 529 6000

Thu 2 Nov

£26–£31 / 0131 529 6000

Fri 3 Nov

£26–£31 / 0131 529 6000

…and 2 more dates until 5 Nov

King's Theatre, Glasgow

Tue 7 Nov

£14–£35.50 / 0844 871 7648

Wed 8 Nov

£14–£35.50 / 0844 871 7648

Thu 9 Nov

£14–£35.50 / 0844 871 7648

…and 2 more dates until 11 Nov

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