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GAAP agency offers diversified management of artistic properties and international theatrical booking services since 1998.
GAAP Bookings, a pioneering international theatrical merchant specialised in non verbal and highly spectacular attractions from intimate to epic scale - bridging the gaap between geographical and cultural boundaries by providing high quality profitable live entertainment to the leading Promoters and Art Centres of the world.
SLAVA’S SNOWSHOW - A small show of Epic Proportions
Slava’s Snowshow - Slava Polunin, Russian Master Clown legend, creator of the world’s most inspired and inspiring spectacle. A universal and timeless classic of clowning theatre.
Well over 6,000 performances accounting for well over 4 Million ecstatic spectators. An average of 400 shows, and up to 60 weeks of touring per year – somehow more than one show a day, every day!
Up to 15 people on tour - Audience capacity of up to 1500
ROBOT by Blanca Li
Imagine a ballet where NAO robots and humans dance to Maywa Denki’s mechanical musical orchestra, whose instruments double as witty art installations. Brimming with good-natured humor and emotional insight, this startling international hit by Blanca Li — who has collaborated with the Paris Opera Ballet and the Metropolitan Opera and choreographed films for Pedro Almodovar, videos by Beyoncé and Daft Punk, and Jean-Paul Gaultier’s runway shows — is an upside-down trip through a magical, topsy-turvy world in which everything becomes its other. Human dancers become robots and robots dance like humans in a fantastical trip into the future.
ROBOT premiered at Montpellier Danse 2013 and since them has been touring all year long, in many different countries, from New York BAM to more than 50 French theaters.
“a very powerful visual show filled with stage effects, playful choreography and pungent humor” — El Pais
Up to 15 people on tour (plus robots!)
Audience capacity: Up to 2,000
BLANCA LI’S GIANT DANCE FEST & MOB
To be staged as a ticketed event like a giant ballroom for up to 3 days (and 3 nights) outdoor or in large capacity venues for thousands of people who just want to learn all kinds of dance moves and have the time of their life.
The gathering of thousands of captive participants warrants an infinite variety of activities and alternative revenue streams. Daytime and nighttime themes (silent disco night) and styles shift to adapt to the public profile.
The core of the event is set on a giant video installation of up to 20 screens scattered across the designated space. Staged music and dance videos are projected in a continuous loop on these screens, featuring short (5-10 minutes) video dance lessons by a series of exotic and or contemporary dance teachers who talk directly to the public, leading the way with very simple steps and choreography.
Live choreographers and dancers can also be added to further guide and or perform.
In a matter of minutes, one can make their first steps of salsa, learn the basic ballet positions, discover how to move the hips for bellydancing, or the feet for flamenco zapateado!
No audience limit and no artists on tour – just a HD with the music and dance videos along with a
COME DANCE WITH US!
DO YOU SPEAK DJEMBE?
Something refreshingly new is being created. Imagine a completely interactive show - hundreds or thousands of theatre goers beating seamlessly on African Djembe drums to the rhythms and melodies of dozens of R&B memorable tunes that becomes the largest spontaneous concert frenzy ever experienced.
Doug Manuel has been guiding team building workshops for corporate groups all around the world over for nearly 20 years. This naturally led to the idea of adapting these collaborative workshops into to a very playful musical performance.
Together with Blanca Li, a flamboyant contemporary and iconic choreographer / director - they are staging it into a show concept that will feel like no other show ever seen before. The audience will be constantly drawn into the rhythmic show and experience rare and overwhelming interconnectivity with the many tricks involving public interactivity, fun and team building. The show will be built on a story of rhythms starting from African roots across to R&B.
A RHYTHMIC EXPLOSION OF MUSIC, JOY, ENERGY AND UNITY IS COMING TO YOU
A minimum of 12 people on tour - Audience capacity of up to 2000
LE CRAZY HORSE PARIS
Le Crazy Horse Paris - Celebrating its 6th year of world tours, Le Crazy Paris, the legendary erotic cabaret in Paris has already built a strong track record of loyal touring markets and keeps on coming back to the same markets every year. “Forever Crazy” has proved to be the only first class world tour of its genre, featuring best of acts spawning from its vintage and contemporary repertoire, since 1950 – pleasing both women and men alike.
60 years of Naked Couture.
Up to 18 people on tour – Small and full versions available
Audience capacity: up to 700
After popping out from the streets of favelas to conquer more than 500,000 people in the most prestigious theatres around the world, the dancers and percussionists of awarded Balé de Rua have invited their talented friends, B-Boy, sambistas, capoeiristas, musicians and singers under the moving and inventive choreography by company founder Marco Antonio Garcia. Together, they share a thrilling journey into the heart of their African and Urban roots.
"Balé de Rua exports the very best of Brazilian dance" - Sunday Times, Aug 2015
"a sexy piece, full of acrobatic energy, urban cool and infectious joy.” - The Daily Telegraph, Jan 2015
"a fabulous night out for dance lovers, music lovers” — Broadway World - Jan 2015
"it is raw, it is loud, it is powerful” Time Out Sydney (****) - Jan 2015
"If you’ve ever wanted to go to Brazil... It’s the next best thing » - Irish Examiner, Aug 2015
Up to 24 people on tour
Audience capacity: up to 3000
St Petersburg Circus - Slava Polunin, creator of Slava’s Snowshow and Russian legendary Master Clown, has been nominated in 2013 by the Russian governement to take control of the St Petersburg National Circus. He will be transforming this into a refreshed cultural landmark of Russian culture and will create new circus spectacles for worldwide touring – reviving the ancient tradition of Russian Circus.
Snow Symphony - Two great living virtuosos of the 20th century -- the violinist Gidon Kremer and the master clown Slava Polunin - have joined forces to create an original musical spectacle, in which Kremer and Polunin, together with their respective artists (25 musicians and a foolish bunch of clowns ) unite the spirit of their distinctive art forms by having the orchestra conducted by Gidon Kremer inhabit and simultaneously interact in the abstract world of Slava’s Snowshow.
Up to 42 people on tour
Audience capacity: Up to 2,200
Hello Kitty Live – The Mega Iconic 40 year old brand for the first time on stage.
Hello Kitty Live is guaranteed to be one of the most commercially appealing and competitive theatrical opportunities on the market today. This small touring company is a 1st class production staged by some of London’s West End most renowned creative teams including a sound track with major worldwide sing along hits.
Up to 16 people on tour –
Ideal audience capacity up to 1800 spectators
2 x 42 minutes
1/2 day load in