Choreography for Audience


Choreography for Audience - Take One
A live film conceived and choreographed by Noemie Lafrance

Sept 15, 2012   2:00 PM

Irondale Theater
85 S. Oxford Street
Fort Green, Brooklyn
Subway BDMNQR2345 to Atlantic - G to Fulton - C to Lafayette

General: $15
Student/Senior: $10
Group of 6 or more: 45% discount off your tickets

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Choreography for Audience - Take One is produced by Sens Pro­duction and presented in collaboration with the BEAT Festival and The Irondale Center.  BEAT Festival (Brooklyn Emerging Artists in Theater) is the first of its kind to spotlight the diverse and exciting community of Brooklyn-based perform­ing artists. The Irondale Center is a beautiful and historic new performing arts space in the Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District.

Choreography for Audience-Take One was funded by DCA, NYSCA, Rockefeller MAP Fund, Canada Council for the Arts, and with donations from Build it Green, private sponsors and donors.

Entirely performed by a participating audience, this choreographic/social experiment gathers teams of hundreds of people in a live human game. Participants will follow algorithmic instructions to generate evolving patterns and formations captured on film in a bird's eye view.

Site-specific Choreographer and Director Noemie Lafrance uses urban landscapes as setting for performance allowing the audience to step inside the work and experience it as an active participant. In this new conceptual live film work there will be no dancers and there are no rehearsals planned. The audience is playing a game; a manifestation of the group expressed through movement exploring the poles of cooperation and competition inherent to our living together in society.

Challenging the processes of filmmaking and performance production, this work merges the technological and physical worlds and puts the audience in the center of the action. Participants are directed to a website containing their team’s instructions for the event. Once on stage, they are invited to follow sets of prescribed rules and make aesthetic decisions based on their immediate experience, altogether creating a moving tableau of infinite possibilities. The aim is to reach a balance with the group, which generates a variety of large-scale visual patterns, interactions and encounters that form the choreography.

The rapid changes technology brings to our lives and its effects on how we relate to each other has carved a need for the rediscovery of, and reconnection to, the body and people in real time and space, which is what inspired this work.

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