"…Magical realism, as she floats on the water." (Den Helder Actueel)
Is it the wandering ghost of a lady, or maybe a Siren? Floating in a huge ball gown of umbrellas and propelled by two graceful water lackeys, a soprano enchants the audience by singing popular arias by Mozart and Puccini. The image is inspired by seventeenth century costume and the Dutch landscape.
As night falls and it gets dark, the Diva will appear in a light costume. As a wisp she floats on the water, creating a magical effect.
The Floating Diva is a short musical act performed on the water, devised by Victorine Pasman. It has so far delighted audiences at festivals and events in the Netherlands (Lowlands, Oerol, Solar, Gergiev Festival, Festival Classique), Germany (Musikfestspiele Potsdam), Belgium ( Festival of Flanders) and France (Festival du Périgord Noir).
Dimensions: The construction is 2 metres high, the diameter is 2 metres.
Construction time: 2 hours building and putting up the umbrellas (with lights it takes
Dismantling: 1 hour
Performance preparation: 1 hour
Number of people: 4 : Soprano, 2 swimmers, 1 builder