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The Riot Ballet

August 23, 2019 @ 6:30 pm

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Performances from August 21 to 25

A World Premiere presented from August 21st to 25th

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, Emer O’Toole), The Riot Ballet is a playful, evocative, experiential exploration of the tensions between individual and group, ideology and flexibility, compliance and resistance, intention and doubt.

This world premiere 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.

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