Arch8's TETRIS is Dance Inspired by the Video Game
Continuing the 2017/18 American Girl's Fund for Children Family Series is Arch8's Tetris, an interactive dance production inspired by the video game. The performance will take place in Overture Center's historic Capitol Theater on Saturday, May 5 at 11 a.m.
"My programming colleagues and I first saw Arch8's Tetris at the International Performing Arts for Youth conference (IPAY) and were completely amazed by the show," commented Tim Sauers, Overture's vice president of programming and community engagement. In January 2016, Tetris won the People's Choice Victor Award at IPAY 2016 in Montreal. "It was so imaginative, interactive and infectious and uses such a creative concept to offer non-typical dance audiences an opportunity to be swept up in a show."
The family-friendly performance features a dance quartet, Kim Jomi Fischer, Ryan Djojokarso, Paulien Truijen, Mayke van Kruchten, whose extremely physical performance tells the story of how we connect with one another, building a private language to communicate and then inviting the audience to participate in the production. "It is for the kids who can't sit still, for the ones who like to climb the walls and those who can imagine further than they can see," states Tetris creator Erik Kaeil.
Tickets are available at the Overture Center box office (201 State Street), by visiting overture.org, or by calling 608.258.4141. Lap seats are available; patrons should inquire at the box office. Group orders of ten or more qualify for a discount and may be placed by calling 608.258.4159.
Tetris is presented by Overture Center as part of the American Girl's Fund for Children Family Series and was originally made in collaboration with 'De Dansers' in Utrecht. It has also been reset on Dansstationen in Malmo, who tour it in Scandinavia. The piece was choreographed by Erik Kaiel and performed by Kim Jomi Fischer, Ryan Djojokarso, Paulien Truijen, Mayke van Kruchten.
Overture Center for the Arts in Madison, Wis., features seven state-of-the-art performance spaces and five galleries where national and international touring artists, ten resident companies and hundreds of local artists engage people in nearly 700,000 educational and artistic experiences each year. Overture.org