An interactive outdoor installation show Congregationby KMA will be showcased every night from 25 to 31 May 2012, and there is Goobledegook’s The Planet of the Beetlebuns which was designed and created especially for the toddlers.
Alongside with the performances the British Council is also supporting a series of training workshops led by artists and directors.Please click here for further details.
I Infinite is a new contemporary solo dance piece designed for galleries or 'white box' spaces. Part abstract dance, part live art and part video installation, it explores 'the boundaries between the artificial and the real, the digital and the organic.' Free to roam around the 'immersive', digitally-animated environment as they please, audience members remain in close proximity to the dancer and are able to see refined movements - veering between robotic isolation and liquid fluidity - that are often missed in more traditional theatre spaces.
Venue: Old Court Building, Avenida da Praia Grande
The Planet of the Beetlebuns
Gobbledegook creates interactive arts installations that can be enjoyed by children and adults alike. The starting point for each installation is the creativity of children, and each installation is user-led rather than descriptive. Interactive video elements fed by motion capture cameras enable digital images to be triggered by the children in real time and enable them to create and shape the art work.
The Beetlebuns are extremely shy creatures but they are great fun and full of surprises. Come and let them show you their planet full of weird and wonderful things where crazy machines turn and magical trees blossom.
Suitable for children under the age of 3.
Tickets: MOP120 (Please click here for special ticket arrangement)
Duration: 35 minutes without interval
Date: 4 - 6 May
Time: 10a.m., 11a.m., 12p.m., 3p.m.,4p.m.,5p.m.
Venue: Dom Pedro V Theatre Lobby, Largo de Santo Agostinho, Macau
When We Meet Again (Introduced as Friends)
When We Meet Again is a wearable film and one-to-one performance - a bizarre and sensuous experience featuring you, your invisible friend, a 3D soundtrack, an old forgotten dance, an ocean and the performer. Video filmed from a first person perspective is played on video googles, replacing your point of view with that of a performer on the screen. When you are prompted to look down upon your body, what you see is... someone else's. The brain is tricked into the illusion of being inside a new body, and this illusion is enhanced through the use of smell, touch and an immersive binaural soundtrack. With its innovative approach to film-viewing, this piece is a reflection on the nature of human encounters and the function (and de-function) of the body in our media-inundated times.
Suitable for ages above 9. Show for an audience of one person. Please arrive at least 5 minutes in advance.
Written by one of Scotland’s most prolific playwrights and theatre directors, David Greig. The Monster in the Hall is a wildly imaginative musical comedy about a day in the life of Duck Macatarsney, who cares for a biker dad suffering from worsening multiple sclerosis. Her dad, Duke, is a spliff smoking, bike riding, heavy metal loving, horror movie loving, pizza eating widower who’s brought up Duck since the death of her mother in a crash. The two of them are just about surviving, when one morning the Duke wakes up blind and the Duck hears that Social Services are coming to take her away. The play follows Duck’s increasingly byzantine lies, as she tries to protect her world from the terrifying prospect of change. A musical farce with songs performed by four actors playing live music.
Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes without interval
Date: 11- 13 May
Time: 3p.m. (12 May), 8p.m. (11-13 May)
Venue: Ox Warehouse, The intersection of Av. do Coronel Mesquita and Av Almirante Lacerda, Macau
In English with Chinese and Portuguese surtitles
Congregation is an ambitious piece, which aims to push the possibilities of large-scale interactive work into new emotional and narrative territory. The central theme is the personal and collective need to believe, in this case, triggered by the presence of a mysterious figure who forms the centerpiece of the work. The piece aims to illuminate the responses made by individuals and groups, as they come to terms with the unfamiliar environment and the presence that appears to be at the centre of it all. Whilst the focus remains on and around the central figure, the connections and relationships that develop amongst and between the audience and performers is also illuminated.
Congregation was commissioned by SCAN and was presented at the Rockbund Art Museum in Shanghai as part of the Shanghai World Expo, followed by performances in Bournemouth Square and Tate Britain, London
Duration: 25 minutes
Time: 8p.m. to 10p.m. (Performance at 30 minutes intervals)