water fools (ilotopie) – sydney darling harbour

French performance wizards, Ilotopie have won the hearts of thousands with their beautiful shows on the streets and waterways of cities and towns the world over. Their latest creation, Water Fools uses light, sound and pyrotechnics to tell the story of an everyday man whose humdrum life is turned upside down one morning when his head inexplicably bursts into flames.

Everyday objects are transformed into mythical creatures, as our hero finds himself on an odyssey of epic proportions. Watch as cars pull caravans, children are brought out for walks in their strollers and gods march into battle – all ingeniously floating on the surface of the water.

Ilotopie is a collective of actors, sculptors, musicians and creators. Over the past two decades they have grown to become one of France’s best loved street theatre companies surprising and delighting audiences with their whimsical and spectacular creations.