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From the Sparrow Song Facebook Event
SparrowSong is an interactive, installation-based theatrical experience, aimed at audiences of all ages.
Upon entering, the audience discovers a special place, inhabited by a lonely girl. Her world is private but we can peek in on it. She invites a lost bird into her world. Somehow, though the girl begins to love the bird, the bird cannot survive in the girl’s ramshackle construction and the girl is faced with a decision between her own need for companionship and the bird’s need for survival. At its core, SparrowSong is a simple story about a girl, in a magically-realistic world of her own invention, hoping for friendship and struggling to connect with another lost being. Part art exhibit, part performance, SparrowSong, however, is more than a story or a play. It is an experiment.
SparrowSong is an interactive, installation-based theatrical experience, aimed at audiences of all ages. Co-creators Megan Flod Johnson, Daniel Fine, and Julie Rada have developed a rich environment in which the audience is empowered to design their own personal version of the story. In intervals, SparrowSong “shows” will consist of small groups of audience members passing through several semi-enclosed rooms full of interactive experiences in which they have the opportunity to interact with digital, analog, and tactile environments as well as encounter the performance, the live event between the girl, played by Rada, and the digital bird.
The first performances beginning on January 31st, 2013, co-produced by the student-run Binary Theatre at Arizona State University, will be the first incarnation of this experiment. Flod Johnson, Fine, and Rada have been exploring this experimental approach and developing this project for a year, and are ready to share it with the public. The ultimate goal of the project, expected in April 2013, is to bring SparrowSong to public spaces in downtown Phoenix and to incorporate the existing cityscape architecture into the design of the piece, in order to ultimately encourage discourse about isolation, urbanization, loss of habitat, and the possibilities of co-existence with the natural world.
The Fall of the House of Escher
Created by Punctum
Sept. 27-28, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 29, 2013 at 2 p.m.
Oct. 3-5, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 6, 2013 at 2 p.m.
A world premiere mind-bending work of surrealism by resident Master of Fine Arts company Punctum, The Fall of the House of Escher explores the worlds of Edgar Allen Poe, M. C. Escher, and quantum mechanics through the lens of interactive performance.
Performing at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Lyceum Theatre
Arizona State University, Tempe campus
Cost: $8-$16; Herberger Institute students are offered free admission on tickets reserved in advance.