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In Performance: a canary torsi’s The People To Come June 25-29 (Brooklyn, NYC)

In Performance: a canary torsi’s The People To Come June 25-29 (Brooklyn, NYC)

The People to Come (New York Premiere)
a canary torsi 

The Invisible Dog
June 25-29/ 1-10PM Archive, 6-10PM Performance

$10 suggested donation at the door for the performance

© Simon Courchel

© Simon Courchel

a canary torsi’s new multimedia project, The People to Come, is a participatory performance installation that invites audience members to become part of the work unfolding before them. It is a multi-layered project that encompasses an interactive website, a physical archive at The Invisible Dog for audiences to create, submit and view material to the project, and a performance in the evening where dancers and musicians create work in front of the audience. Over the course of four hours, five dancers reinvent nineteen-minute solos drawing from visuals, videos, and text submitted by the audience. Each solo is a live composite – a portrait of the performer at work influenced by the attending audience. The People to Come is performed by dancers Simon Courchel, Luke Miller, Peter Musante, Peter Schmitz, and Darrin Wright and musicians Peter Bussigel, Stephan Moore, Caroline Park, Tim Rovinelli and Suzanne Thorpe. Directed by choreographer Yanira Castro, The People to Come features lighting and installation designer Kathy Couch, web developer Sam Lerner, and sound artist Stephan Moore.

The audience is welcome to come and go throughout the performances. 61 Local, neighboring pub to The Invisible Dog and partner of the event, will welcome you next door.

The People to Come is audience-generated. Join the project and submit material at The People to Come’s archive, open before and during the performances. Also on view is a collection of 700+ submissions created by audiences over the course of the last year of performances. Submissions from New York will be posted daily. Submissions can also be made at any time on the project’s website, www.thepeopletocome.org

About a canary torsi
a canary torsi creates site-adaptable, installation-based performance projects. Formed in 2009 by New York choreographer Yanira Castro, a canary torsi invites audiences to participate in work that is anchored in live performance and extends into other media and online platforms. Ranging from formal movement and immersive audio installations to fictional Twitter feeds and interactive websites, a canary torsi explores the relationship between audience and event, developing scenarios where the audience’s presence dramatically impacts the work.

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Caden Manson is Editor In Chief and Curator of Contemporary Performance Network and co-founder and artistic director of Big Art Group, a New York City performance company founded in 1999.

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