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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 a director, media artist, and teacher. He is co-founder of the media ensemble bigartgroup.com and network, blog, and publisher, contemporaryperformance.com. He has co-created, directed, video- and set designed 18 Big Art Group productions. Manson has shown video installations in Austria, Germany, NYC, and Portland; performed PAIN KILLER in Berlin, Singapore and Vietnam; Taught in Berlin, Rome, Paris, Montreal, NYC, and Bern; the ensemble has been co-produced by the Vienna Festival, Festival d’Automne a Paris, Hebbel Am Ufer, Rome’s La Vie de Festival, PS122, and Wexner Center for The Arts. Caden is a 2001 Foundation For Contemporary Art Fellow, is a 2002 Pew Fellow and a 2011 MacDowell Fellow. Writing has been published in PAJ, Theater Magazine, and Theater der Zeit. Caden is currently an associate professor and graduate directing option coordinator of The John Wells Directing Program at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama.

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