Devising Immersive theatre
“Artists who harness more than our eyes and ears encourage us to wake up, to be alert to the world around us, and to interact actively with the objects and creatures around us. It is an invitation to live, to feel, and to be part of a larger community” (Di Benedetto in Machon 2013: 85)
This is what inspires and drives us to push boundaries and create new pieces of theatre, that will engage audiences in unique ways.
The workshop is to induct participants into a new way of theatre making - The immersive way. How can we craft personal audience experiences by getting them to participate in your work without being passive spectators ?
The workshop focuses on enabling participants to create original work that stems from their own life experiences,supported by gesture, movement and voice.
Day 1: Workshop participants will explore and experiment with the concept of space and how space can be a starting point to create immersive work. The session will also explore playing with objects in the space and how that can trigger immersive experiences.
Day 2: Potential relationships with audience members in immersive theatre scenario. What does it mean to engage with audiences through your own life story ? The workshop will focus on using memory as a tool to cull out stories and use them to create performance material
Workshop outcome: Participants will be inspired to explore this new way of theatre making and the workshop will also be a starting point to create an immersive piece of theatre.
More on immersive theatre
Total number of participants: 8-10
Workshop venue: Lahe Lahe, Indiranagar
Workshop dates: 22nd and 23rd October 2016
Workshop facilitated by: Aruna Ganesh Ram
Workshop fees: INR 3000/-
For additional information write to us at perform[at]visualrespiration[dot]com
*Note: The workshop is applicable for participants above the age of 18 years
Who is it for ?
- For individuals wanting to explore and experiment with new forms of creative expression.
- For those excited by the medium of theatre and performance
- For those who believe in the power of the medium to connect with individuals and groups of people
- For those who are certain that theatre is a medium of dialogue and discovery