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10 Choreographers You Should Know: 9. Antony Hamilton (Australia)

Antony Hamilton (Australia) http://antonyhamiltonprojects.com Antony Hamilton is an Australian choreographer. His multi-award winning performances involve a sophisticated melding of movement, sound and visual design. He collaborated with Chunky Move on many occasions, performing in many productions by Gideon Obarzanek and creating two works commissioned as part of the Next Move program, Keep Everything (2012) and I like This co‐directed by Byron Perry (2008). Throughout his career, Antony has collaborated with a variety of other artists from various creative fields. As a dancer, he has worked extensively throughout Australia and overseas, predominantly with Chunky Move, Lucy Guerin Inc and Australian Dance Theatre. As choreographer, he has worked both in Australia and abroad creating works...

10 Choreographers You Should Know: 3. Jen Rosenblit (NYC/Berlin)

Jen Rosenblit (NYC/Berlin) jenrosenblit.net “I am deeply invested in the problems that arise inside agendas of being together. My curiosities surrounding togetherness has lead me to working inside seemingly impossible spaces, where narratives of intimacy are complex, allowing for content to be emergent rather than determined as the body negotiates repetition, disruption, meaning and memory. My performance work departs from preciousness and sentimentality in hopes of locating a more potent relevance for how we read and relate to constellations of things happening over time. My concepts and structures at times dissolve each other. I am reaching for a heightened subtlety of experience by engaging sensation with visual information revealing the multiplicity of the body as an experientia...

10 Choreographers You Should Know: 10. DD Dorvillier/human future dance corps ( Paris)

DD Dorvillier/human future dance corps ( Paris) http://www.humanfuturedancecorps.org DD Dorvillier was born on flag Day, June 14, 1967 in San Juan Puerto Rico. She received a BA in Dance in 1989 from Bennington College in Vermont. Creating performances exclusively in and for New York City since 1989, Dorvillier began developing her works in other places starting around 2004, settling in France in 2010. Her work with her company human future dance corps has been shown in New York at The Kitchen, New York Live Arts, Danspace Project, and Performance Space 122, among others, and in Festivals and theaters internationally in places such as Kaai Theater (Brussels, Belgium), STUK (Leuven, Belgium), deSingel (Antwerp, Belgium), Les Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-St. Denis (Pa...

10 Immersive Theater Companies To Discover – 2. Third Rail (NYC)

2. Third Rail (NYC) thirdrailprojects.com “Hailed as one of the foremost companies creating site-specific, immersive and experiential dance and theater, Third Rail Projects, led by Artistic Directors Zach Morris, Tom Pearson, and Jennine Willett, is dedicated to re-envisioning ways in which audiences engage with contemporary performance. They have made work in New York, nationally, and abroad since 2000. Their currently running, award-winning immersive hit Then She Fell, was named as one of the “Top Ten Shows of the 2012” by Ben Brantley of The New York Times, and acclaimed as one of the best theater experiences of 2013 by Vogue. In 2016, the company premiered four major works, all of which were met with massive critical and audience recognition: As Time Goes By in St. Petersburg, Ru...

10 Immersive Theater Companies To Discover

Immersive theater has been proliferating throughout the contemporary performance and theater fields in the last 10 years. Discover 10 immersive theater companies working today. 1. PunchDrunk (London/NYC) www.punchdrunk.com “Since 2000, Punchdrunk has pioneered a game changing form of theatre in which roaming audiences experience epic storytelling inside sensory theatrical worlds. Blending classic texts, physical performance, award-winning design installation and unexpected sites, the company’s infectious format rejects the passive obedience usually expected of audiences. Punchdrunk has developed a phenomenal reputation for transformative productions that focus as much on the audience and the performance space as on the performers and narrative. Inspired designers occupy deserte...

10 Immersive Theater Companies To Discover – 3. dreamthinkspeak (London)

3. dreamthinkspeak (London) www.dreamthinkspeak.com “dreamthinkspeak creates and produces the work of Tristan Sharps and is internationally recognised as a pioneering creator of site-responsive performance. Its work interweaves live performance with film and installations to create extraordinary journeys that are ambitious in scale, visually layered and popular with audiences wherever they are performed. Since its formation in 1999, the company has played a key role in the evolution of site-responsive work in the UK and beyond. The company is committed to developing the artistic ambition of these pioneering creations, and expanding the scope and number of audiences upon whom the work has such a transformative impact. The company is based in Brighton and, with a small core team, dream...

10 Immersive Theater Companies To Discover – 5. Wilderness (Los Angeles)

5. Wilderness (Los Angeles) thisisthewilderness.com “Wilderness works internationally to push the envelope of the traditional theatre-going experience. Inspired by disused, unexplored and uninhabited spaces, we create immersive, experiential and interdisciplinary theatrical events that disrupt the boundaries between observer and observed. We offer intimate live experiences in a variety of traditional and non-traditional spaces, which have hitherto included a disused engine shop in Los Angeles, the former BBC executive offices in London, the Bush Theatre attic in London, the proscenium stage at the Getty Villa, and the backstage fly loft at the San Francisco Playhouse. Founded in 2011 by Artistic Director Annie Saunders, the award-winning company has been described as “a company of th...

10 Immersive Theater Companies To Discover – 6. Speakeasy Dollhouse (NYC)

Speakeasy Dollhouse is a time capsule transporting audiences to the scene of a riveting crime and then inviting them to live fully in that world, erasing the boundary between themselves and the performers.

10 Immersive Theater Companies To Discover – 7. We Players (San Francisco)

We Players presents site-integrated performance events that transform public spaces into realms of participatory theater.

10 Immersive Theater Companies To Discover – 8. Coney (London)

Coney are interactive theatre-makers. We create games, adventures and play where people can choose to take a meaningful part.

10 Immersive Theater Companies To Discover – 9. Pearl Damour (NYC/New Orleans)

Pearl Damour is an Obie-Award winning collaborative team who create performance both inside and outside traditional theater spaces. They are known for large-scale performances that mix theater and installation — such as How to Build a Forest, an 8-hour performance in which we assemble and disassemble a simulated forest on an empty stage over 8 hours – and intimate performances designed for small audiences — such as Bird Eye Blue Print, created for a set of small vacant offices in the World Financial Center in Manhattan.

10 Immersive Theater Companies To Discover – 10 Difference Engine (London)

differencEngine are an Off West End nominated company specialising in immersive & interactive theatre. The company was co-founded by Jon Cooper & Andrew Somerville in 2014.

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