Bjorn the Polar Bear
Los Kaos have combined natural history and over a decade of experience in interactive performance to bring you Bjorn the Polar Bear, a magical and unforgettable show for people of all ages. Bjorn is a fully animated pod-puppet with a highly skilled (and often very hot!) performer inside operating his movements and facial animations. The polar bear has blinking eyes, a sniffing nose, an opening mouth and also live sounds from our custom built sound equipment.
Our polar bear herders Ursula and Arthur are dressed Inuit-style in sumptuous fur costumes. Our herders facilitate interaction between the audience and the polar bear as well as giving a fascinating nature documentary style talk on polar bears and their environment and answering questions about their habits and habitat.
Bjorn is incredibly life-like, playful and interactive and our audiences are encouraged to not just watch but to stroke and pat him.
To help set the scene we have a specially built inflatable ice sculpture environment in which we perform.
The show has been performed at science events including Dublin's Young Scientist of the Year, Cambridge University Science Week and World Oceans Day at Galway Aquarium. We have also performed at numerous arts festivals, environmental events and parties, including the 2010 Venice Carnivale and the world premiere of the Golden Compass movie.
Polar bears are threatened with extinction due to the effects of global warming and we aim to inspire our audiences to positive action by raising awareness of the impact of climate change on the Arctic ecosystem and these amazing creatures. A percentage of every booking fee goes to charitable organisations concerned with reducing emissions and protecting our environment.
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Polar Bear show
"He's amazing. I'm in love!" -Kylie Minogue, pint-sized pop princess
"Working with Los Kaos on our Christmas event was a real pleasure. Right from the off they were incredibly helpful, organised and professional supplying me with all the pre-event information I needed. Their performance on the day was incredible. The set-up was very discreet which maintained the sense of anticipation and Bjorn the Polar Bear was a real crowd pleaser. One of the things that made Bjorns appearance so successful was the fantastic interaction between him and his handler. It was a difficult crowd being a mix of adults and children but Jane managed things brilliantly with her informative and entertaining delivery of information about Bjorn and polar bears in general. The post event feedback has been fantastic. Thank you." -Victoria Pickles, Events Manager, Chiswick Park.
"Thank you so much for Friday - you were the highlight of the night - everyone was beside themselves when they discovered you, I was almost worried for your safety!" -Camilla, Bubblefish Events
"Now I've seen it all, absolutely wonderful, I want to take them home!" Paul O'Grady (TV host & Comedian)
"Serendipity...Magic? We just feel immensely lucky to have been walking along the edge of the Market Place in Derby last night when Bjorn appeared. We followed, entranced, and delighted in the beginning of the performance before dragging ourselves away to the event we'd actually booked to see... Thanks for a magical moment." - Audience member, Derby
"So realistic it almost licked me!" a Bjorn fan at the Sage Gateshead.
"I must thank Los Kaos and their magnificent Polar Bear...I must say without a shadow of doubt, this is the best costume I have ever seen. The structure, its noises down to the detail of its fur, was absolutely amazing. There were gasps of amazement from the audience at every show and comments from adults and children alike, 'is it a real bear!'" Samantha Tavernor, Events Development Manager, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
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