Splintered Spark Collective to Present POETRY IN MOTION; POETRY IN DEVOTION at 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival, 6/12
Ever thought about the handprint you leave on the world? Messy, raw, and honest, Splintered Spark Collective explores this handprint we leave smeared on the sidewalks of each other's veins and painted on the windows of the world. "Poetry in Motion; Poetry in Devotion" is an original and collaborative poetry piece that dives into the colored feelings that inhabit our bones. The newly formed theatre company, Splintered Spark Collective, grew out of the creation of the show Poetry in Motion at CSU Long Beach, where the founder/director Lottie Frick felt the creative journey needed to be continued at the 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival.
The poetry in the show is entirely original and written by students and alumni of CSULB, and each poem's central image or metaphor is expressed in a tangible form that can be taken home by audience members. The main interest of Splintered Spark is to meld the audience and performers into one fluid group, in order to ask the question: When you go to a theatre show, who's really performing? Is it the spectators, or the actors on stage? Or perhaps is it a combination of both? Director Lottie Frick expresses the desire "to create an atmosphere of sharing, fully and openly between the cast and the audience members". "I really want the audience to have an experience. This isn't just a show where you walk in, sit down and view something and then leave. Our hope with the show is to bring the audience into our stories and incorporate them into the very existence of the material. That's what poetry is." continues Lottie Frick.
With "Poetry in Motion; Poetry in Devotion", poetic text is presented through visually striking images and compositions of bodies in space.
"Poetry in Motion; Poetry in Devotion" is playing in the Flight Space at the Complex Theatre as a part of the 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Performances are Thursday June 12 @ 11:15PM; Friday June 13 @ 11:00PM; Thursday June 19 @ 10:15PM; Saturday June 21 @ 3:00PM; and Saturday June 28 @ 2:00PM.
For more information and tickets go to http://hff14.org/1871.