One fine spring morning during 1957, a sausage dog named Lump arrived at the home of Pablo Picasso. He looked into the eyes of the artist and decided he was home. Combining puppetry and live performance, ‘Picasso and His Dog’ is based on a true story of a man and his dog, deep love and the art their wonderful friendship inspired.
‘Picasso and His Dog’ is a rare show that appeals across ages. Young children sit riveted while the older dog-lovers chuckle at dog antics and art-lovers muse on the life of Picasso. It is a unique blend of puppetry, live performance and art-making as Picasso draws, sculpts, makes collage and paints. A beautifully crafted work for family audiences, carefully walking the line between delighting young people with puppy/puppetry antics, and providing a sophisticated insight into how an artist can be inspired by the animal muse. It is visually beautiful, intelligent, funny and moving.