THE RIOT BALLET Will Have World Premiere This Month
Jump Current Performance (Montreal/Vancouver) in co-production with Working Group Theatre (Iowa City) & La Barracuda Carmela Theatre (Bogotá) presents the world premiere of The Riot Ballet, a collective creation devised/performed by collaborators from Canada, the US, Colombia and Ireland: Martin Andrews, Noah Drew, Shannon Holmes, Shawn Ketchum Johnson, Catalina Medina, Jamie Nesbitt, and Emer O'Toole.
The production will premiere Wednesday, August 21 - Sunday, August 25, 2019.
This world premiere is a playful, evocative, experiential exploration of the tensions between individual and group, ideology and flexibility, compliance and resistance, intention and doubt.
The Riot Ballet is an ambitious international theatrical creation about riot, protest, crowd psychology and our longing to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. What inspires people to make the leap from clicktivist to activist? The Riot Ballet is an interactive, theatre/participatory game hybrid beginning online before continuing live in a cluster of immersive performance spaces. Audiences interact with characters and other audience members, participating via instructions, puzzles, and technologically-responsive environments. Participants may choose to engage to whatever extent they are comfortable, or remain a passive observer. The task is to avert a potential riot before it explodes. The show culminates in a safe but spectacular burgeoning riot, where actions in the moment determine just how intense the riot will become.
Molson Building, 1450 Guy St., 7th floor studios
Wednesday to Sunday 6:30pm; Saturday & Sunday 2pm
Plan your riot early-tickets for August 21 & 22 are 2for1
Online link with details on how to be part of the event coming soon