Marisa Carnesky’s hotly-awaited tarot show made its debut at The Old Vic Tunnels in London, in September 2012. For ten consecutive nights it proved to be an experience that people from all walks of life found exhilarating…
The tarot works. No-one really knows why. The cards you pick at random act as a reflection of your innermost hopes and fears, reveal old wounds and historical personalities, and speak of unknown futures.
What if you could meet the cards in the flesh? Would you dare peek behind the veil of the High Priestess? Frolic with the Fool or come toe-to-toe with the Devil? Have you ever wanted to dissolve the barrier between the conscious and the unconscious and see what lies on the other side?
This is a dreamlike journey taking you through giant penny arcades where slot machines and laughing policemen have been replaced by life-size tarot characterisations. An esoteric end-of-the-pier tarot reading brought to life in a surreal, disorientating spectacle. Choose your ‘cards’, engage with their rituals, marvel at their mystifying beauty, root for them as they roller-skate through this extraordinary montage of live art, music, symbolism and performance.
Carnesky's Tarot Drome opened with a cast of 15 radical performance artists from the UK, Slovenia and the US, including wrestling stars, a television tarot reader and a live art-rock band.
Marisa and her artistic team work together with each performer to channel a card from the major arcana, creating a series of spectacular interactive installations that use death-defying physical feats, arresting drama and original artworks.
Carnesky’s Tarot Drome invites and enables us to embrace agency and change. Just pick a card
— Time Out London
The high priestess of circus wonders comes up trumps
— Times Higher Education
A self-consciously surreal circus
— Libby Purves, The Times
Critics’ choice — Time Out London
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