Alive Worldwide Productions Presents the World Premiere of THE CITY, an Immersive Performance Experience, 6/26-29
Alive Worldwide Productions, a new company devoted to projects that create opportunities for human connection through creativity, is thrilled to announce the world premiere of THE CITY.
THE CITY is an immersive performance experience following two New Yorkers through a day that will change the course of their lives. The performance features realistic and abstract scenes as well as interactive audience engagement to explore how New Yorkers connect and disconnect in the city.
Enhanced by film, dance, original music, poetry, beat-box, photography, and shadow/light design, the audience will explore the ways humans impact each other or fail to do so. The performance investigates three primary themes: 1) social and relational dynamics, 2) technology trends that hinder and enhance connectivity, and 3) the innate human longing for belonging. THE CITY ebbs and flows between dramatic, playful, thought-provoking, and celebratory experiences. It encourages a diverse audience to recognize parts of themselves while igniting a frisky and fresh tryst with one another and the performers.
"People come to New York to feel alive and connected," said co-creator, Catherine Hanna, "But somehow, with all the magnetic energy and opportunities for personal success, the city is notorious for being lonely and disconnected." THE CITY was developed because its creators feel that there are greater possibilities to be connected with each other in New York, and that artists have to be intentional and creative to inspire audiences toward connectivity.
After a successful workshop of THE CITY in December 2013, produced by MadART Creative and Ensemble Moto Perpetuo, Alive Worldwide is proud to unite compassion-driven and talented artists, including Drama Desk Award winning theater artist, songwriter, and beatboxer, Chesney Snow, and world-renowned singer/songwriter Morley. Also collaborating with Alive Worldwide for this project are Juilliard-trained composers and musicians Eric Allen and Peter Jan Fedak, LINKED Dance Company, Double Image Shadow Puppetry Company and Filmmaker Helen Gebregiorgis.
The company of THE CITY includes: Eric Allen, Shan Y. Chuang, Xavier Evans, Peter Jan Fedak, Catherine Hanna, Katherine Henly, Ilinca Kiss, Megan LeighAnne, Jamie Roach, Kendra Slack, Chesney Snow, Elena Stephenson and Jonathan Zautner.
"THE CITY focuses on arguably the most important topic of our modern time," says Jamie Roach, co-creator. "We designed it to be an incredibly entertaining and memorable experience."
THE CITY runs approximately 2 hours and will be performed at TheaterLab, 357 W. 36th Street, Third Floor (A/C/E to 34th St) on June 26, 27, and 28 at 8pm and June 29 at 2pm. Tickets are only $20. Visit www.aliveworldwide.org for more information and purchase tickets.
Follow THE CITY for peeks at the creative process: