Kit Opérette is a playful interactive game that invites visitors to slip into the persona of iconic characters from an operetta.
Visitors sing and dance their way through a dynamic decor that is virtually and physically reminiscent of a period operetta. Every player adopts different parts in the performance, each following opportunely placed props and instructions, together creating a piece that evolves along with their participation.
The project was largely inspired by the tradition of the historical Théâtre de la Gaîté in Paris. The visitors distribute the burlesque roles amongst themselves and, together, indulge in simple pleasures and fortuitous encounters.
PRESENTED DURING LE PARCOURS JOUE LE JEU
LA GAÎTÉ LYRIQUE, PARIS, FRANCE
A Project by Daily tous les jours
Original Music: Krista L.L. Muir
Visuals: Baillat Cardell et Fils, and a special sauce by Mister Jaune
Technology: Eva Schindling
Object design: Amélie Bilodeau
Sound: David Drury
Costumes: Patricia McNeil, Duy
Music performed by: Krista L.L. Muir
Supporting Voices: Daniel Saint-Gelais, Ayleen Nunnerley, and Manau
Sound Engineer: Vin Music
Creative Technologist: Michael B. Baker
Programmer: Jérôme Tuncer
Design Help: Elsa Carenzo, Jonathan Nesci, and Serina Tarkhanian
Precious Hands: Caroline Bergeron, Dylan Driscoll, Patrick McDowall, and Helena Maria Stoodley
Filming: Emeric Adrian
Editing: Geoffrey Boulangé
Thank you: Curators Lynn Hughes, Heather Kelley, and Cindy Poremba, the team at La Gaîté lyrique, Sylvain Racine, Charles Perron, Robocut, and all you dancing beta testers
Created with: Max/MSP, and Arduino