1. ROTOZAZA'S ETIQUETTE on Bloomberg 'Muse' News


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    full info at www.rotozaza.co.uk rotozaza's new micro / DIY theatre work ETIQUETTE Etiquette is a half-hour experience for two people in a public space. There is no-one watching - other people in the cafe or bar are not aware of it. You wear headphones which tell you what to say to each other, or to use one of the objects positioned to the side. There is a kind of magic involved - for it to work you just need to listen and respond accordingly. Etiquette exposes human communication at both its rawest and most delicate and explores the difficulty of turning our thoughts into words we can trust. A young girl and an old man lead the participants into several micro-situations, often borrowed from film or theatre, wherein the private worlds shared between two people split and reform incessantly. Alongside their innovative stage works (Doublethink, Five in the Morning) involving instructions to unrehearsed performers, Rotozaza here invite the audience to try it themselves. Etiquette offers the fantasy of speaking with someone without having to plan what you say, and the resulting thrill of disowning responsibility in a performance situation. Conversation is shown to be a kind of theatre whereby 'audience' and 'actor' roles are imperceptibly assumed and exchanged. Ant Hampton and Silvia Mercuriali (Rotozaza) have created Etiquette in collaboration with Paul Bennun, founder and director of Somethin' Else. Paul holds internationally recognised awards, co-authored the British Government's recent report on the future of digital music, and has worked with Artangel, John Berger and Theatre de Complicité.

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    • RING by David Rosenberg & Glen Neath


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      Conceived and directed by David Rosenberg www.requardt-rosenberg.com www.iwake.co.uk Written by Glen Neath www.glenneath.co.uk Produced by Fuel Theatre www.fueltheatre.com Theatre Trailer by Susanne Dietz www.susannedietz.com You may not know us by name, but we will probably seem familiar. Maybe we have driven you home, engaged you in small talk, smiled at you across a crowded train. We are the reassuring voices in your ear (not the ones in your head - they are your own business). You are already a valued member of the group and we’re thinking about you more and more. Ring is a sound journey in complete darkness and an antidote to choice. The audience wear headphones that amplify the intimate details of the room, transporting you to another room that is very similar to the one that you entered. But in this room you have been recognised. A sound journey in complete darkness from director David Rosenberg (Electric Hotel, Shunt), writer Glen Neath (The Outgoing Man, and Romcom by Rotozaza) and producers Fuel (Black T-shirt Collection, Kursk). The show takes place in total darkness. It is sound based and involves wearing headsets. Recommended for age 16+. Triggered at Warwick Arts Centre. Funded by Arts Council England. “His work is stylish and suggestive, creating an atmosphere that stays with audiences – and troubles them too.” In Praise of David Rosenberg, Guardian, June 2010

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      • Jean Tinguely: Rotozaza II


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        On the occasion of the exhibition “Under Destruction“, the Museum Tinguely in Basel presents Jean Tinguely’s kinetic art machine “Rotozaza II”, a device to destroy bottles. “Rotozaza II” was created in 1967 by Jean Tinguely on the occasion of the Congress “Vison 67: Survival and growth. Second World Congress on Communication in a Changing World” at the Loeb Student Center of the University of New York. The Museum Tinguely reactivated “Rotozaza II” for the exhibition “Under Destruction” and in addition presents various films and documents about Jean Tinguely’s further destructive works: “Homage to New York” (1960), “Etude pour une fin du monde” (1961) and ”Study for an End of the World” 1962. “Rotozaza II” is in operation until Jan. 23: Monday – Friday: 11:30 am and 3:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday: 11:30 am, 1:00, 14:30, 16:00 pm. Jean Tinguely: Rotozaza II at Museum Tinguely, Basel. Presentation, November 16, 2010. More info: http://vernissage.tv/blog/2010/11/30/jean-tinguely-rotozaza-ii-at-museum-tinguely-basel/

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        • Etiquette on BBC Culture Show


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          Edinburgh Festival 2007 see www.rotozaza.co.uk

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          • Romcom by Rotozaza


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            Short video of live performance ROMCOM MiniDV 6.30 mins 2003 www.susannedietz.com Two different live performances of ROMCOM are placed next to each other in the video. Concept/Direction Ant Hampton Text Glen Neath Video Britt Hatzius Performers Finlay Robertson & Amber Sealey and David Rosenberg & Gemma Brockis The two tracks - one for each performer - are started simultaneously with a video track. The video (which also contains the music for the show) doubles up as the lighting: there are no other light sources. The three separate machines (two audio, one video) then run on for 50 minutes without any human intervention; the entire stage business in ROMCOM - blackouts, titles for scenes, sound cues, music, lighting - is therefore automated, using very simple means. The structure is totally automatic and ‘closed’, thereby foregrounding the variable, human process of negotiating and carrying out the instructions. (text written by Ant Hampton)

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            • Pinocchio by Brockis & Mercuriali


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              Short video of Pinocchio DVCam 4.30 mins 2007 www.susannedietz.com Pinocchio is a performance installation by Gemma Brockis and Silvia Mercuriali. The show takes place in a car, driving through the city, with an audience of 3. The video was filmed from the point of view of an audience member. Where Pinocchio and the Blue Fairy receive a phone call and Pinocchio runs the risk of an ugly end.

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              • Rotozaza's Etiquette // Part of the Arches OFF-SITE // 9-13 Feb 2010


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                Etiquette, an interactive experience for two people, came to Stereo, Glasgow on 9-13 Feb 2010 as part of the Arches: OFF-SITE. The two 'performers' in this video knew each other well. Others who performed it were acquaintances. Some were strangers. Whatever the relationship, everyone seemed to have a different, and sometimes quite affecting, experience. If it comes to your city, go and do it. Highly recommended. Rotozaza was formed in 1998 by Ant Hampton, with performer Silvia Mercuriali joining soon after. They've since worked on over 20 productions in different languages and countries. Etiquette is part of their 'autotheatro' series, in which audience members perform the piece themselves, for each other. Find out more: http://www.rotozaza.co.uk/statement

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