an experiential whole

Good advice:

After sleeping (albeit fitfully) on episodes one and two, the strangest television I’ve ever watched, something occurred to me. No, not a Dale Cooper-esque revelatory dream of dancing dwarves or Tibetan inspired prophecy. Rather, something I learned after multiple viewings of Lynch’s 2001 film Mullholland Drive: any single scene makes little sense, but taken as an experiential whole, it starts to reveal Lynch’s artistic intent. So, bear with it.

Source: Twin Peaks recap: Episode 1 to 4 recap by Justin Burke

I love immersive theatre but I hate costume parties.

I’m excited for this but I really have no idea what to wear, or what ‘character’ to inhabit. I think I may have to play the role of someone who stumbled into this thing by accident and therefore looks out of place (within the imagined world of the show/party) but also as though they’re this way on purpose (at the meta level). Or, you know, I could just get over it and try to have a good time …

‘March 1972. The curtain has just closed on opening night of a brand new musical theatre experience. Backstage, the cast and crew are abuzz with adrenalin, hope, congratulations and recriminations. Do they have a smash on their hands? Were the months of hard work and late-night dance rehearsals worth it? Most importantly, who is secretly sleeping with the lead choreographer?

Live art production house The Boon Companions invite you to dig out your best Fosse-inspired outfit and throw yourself into the joy and madness of their Cast Party. There’ll be drinking, dancing, and the occasional explosive starlet meltdown.

From the team who brought you immersive theatre parties The Wedding Reception and Le Petit Salon comes a new experiential celebration of optimism and joy. Dress the part, inhabit your character, and keep your eyes and ears open at all times. You never know who or what you mind find..

Warning: Adult concepts, coarse language, loud music, alcohol served.’

Source: Dance Magic Dance: Cast Party | Festival of Live Art

‘something you feel before you notice’

‘It’s hard to see the changes at first. The sharpness of the serifs softens almost imperceptibly with every use. On the first page, edges are knife-like; by the last, they are almost friendly in their roundness. “The experience we had in mind was very subtle, something you feel before you notice,” Bugden says.’

via The ‘Memoire’ Typeface Changes Like a Memory as You Use It | WIRED.

Power, prayer and pleasure: Since I Suppose at the Melbourne Festival

“Cannily, the rules of the game we are invited to play are never clearly stated. Because of this, the everyday streets appear as never before: the world becomes a stage.”

via Power, prayer and pleasure: Since I Suppose at the Melbourne Festival.

Creating Experiential Theater: Devising Theater

Creating Experiential Theater: Devising Theater

Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 12:00pm – 3:00pm

3 hours – $40

Held at Kingsland Ward (directions)

* Open to all skill levels. A dance or theater background is not required, but a willingness to move, speak and experiment with various performance techniques is requisite.

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