“Unset 2.0”

April 28-29, 2018
Playtest
? Participants – Austin, Texas

UNSET2.0 invites the audience to play: to play expressively, freeing-ly, with the ensemble, as part of the ensemble. Each evening consists of a series of improvised dances in which self-chosen audience members become co-creators of the dance as a guest star of the company. UNSET2.0 aims to redefine the set of performers on stage, the set of movements rehearsed, and the set division between performer and audience.

Live Action Set (Minneapolis) with support from The Theorists (Austin) and The Interactive Deep Dive (Austin) proudly presents: UNSET2.0, an evening of improvised dance co-created by Austin-based dancers, musicians, designers and the audience itself.

Live Action Set believes that there are some things that cannot be said with words, even some things that are best said without words–stories that are held so deeply in our bodies that they need to be expressed through movement. This is the power of dance. UNSET2.0 invites you to dance with us, to share your story with us!

Seven of the most captivating dancers in the Austin area alongside four musicians, a lighting artist, and two projection designers assemble to form the UNSET2.0 ensemble. They are under the creative direction of Joanna Harmon (Live Action Set Co-Producing Artistic Director) to bring our audience’s closest-held desires to life in UNSET2.0. The project receives creative support from The Theorists, led by Amy Morrow, and The Interactive Deep Dive, a team of 10 nationally-based individuals convened in Austin to advance the field of interactive performance.

“I want the audience to really matter, for their presence to be absolutely essential to the work. That work is the work of live performance where audience and performers acknowledge their shared space.”

Producing Artistic Director of Live Action Set, Joanna Harmon

 

PERFORMANCES:

SOUTH AUSTIN:
April 28 & 29 – 8:00pm
Balance Bravo Black Box, 4544 S Lamar Blvd #200, Austin, TX 78745
South Austin tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unset20-south-austin-tickets-44577058181

DOWNTOWN AUSTIN:
May 5 & 6 – 8:00pm
Wooldridge Park, 900 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78701
Downtown Austin tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unset20-downtown-austin-tickets-44609770023

TICKET PRICES:
Suggested donation $15-$35; always pay-as-able

 

ABOUT LIVE ACTION SET:

liveactionset.org

Live Action Set is a Minneapolis-based physical theater performance company founded in 2003. The company is committed to creating visually poetic, wildly imaginative, and accessible performance experiences that harness the indefinable power of the human spirit.

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