‘A wonderfully inventive performance, that not only questions the nature of performance spectating but also offers a tantalising 45 minutes of theatrical joy’ A Younger Theatre
‘There is such a strange menagerie of ideas brought into play in this show that it would be hard to forget’ Total Theatre
Performance maker Sylvia Rimat follows the aspirational and possibly impossible goal to present a show never to be forgotten by its audience members – not a single one. By introducing memory tasks and techniques and applying them to the stage situation, the audience is systematically trained to remember – hopefully forever.
I guess if the stage exploded... aims to explore and interlink ideas on memory, presence and sight, whilst trying to understand our urge to be commemorated. The show draws on memory techniques taken from popular science books and on models of remembering, borrowed from several disciplines.
Performance duration: 55min
Concept and performance: Sylvia Rimat
Outside Eye/ Production Assistance: Rhiannon Chaloner
External performers: Birgit Binder, Andrés Galeano, Malcolm Whittaker & Georgie Meagher
Eagle Owl: Ollie
Lampshade choreography: Kate Ashman
Sound support: Charles Poulet
Video documentation: Kate Rowles
I guess if the stage exploded... was presented at the Barbican London as part of SPILL Festival 11 and at Arnolfini Bristol as part of Mayfest 2011.
The performance is available for booking and works well in a festival context. For further inquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about Sylvia's work can be found on sylviarimat.com
I guess if the stage exploded… was commissioned by SPILL Festival at the Barbican, London. Supported by Arts Council England.