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? This form of theatre seeks to engage multiple audience senses to immerse them into a unique theatrical experience.
The workshop focuses on enabling participants to create original work that stems from their own life experiences, supported by gesture, movement and voice. Participants will explore and experiment with the concept of space and how space can be a starting point to create immersive work. The workshop will focus on using memory as a tool to craft stories and use them to create performance material
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 architecture 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
More on immersive theatre
Total number of participants: 8-10
Workshop venue: TBD
Workshop dates: TBD
Workshop facilitated by: Aruna Ganesh Ram
Workshop fees: TBD
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
* On selection, the participants will receive further information about the workshop
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