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AUDIENCES GET INTERACTIVE WITH SMS CIRCUS
Mobile phone obsession inspires Circa?s latest production This Text Has Legs. Audience members are asked to defy theatre etiquette by turning their mobile phones on and sending text messages to a large projection screen throughout the show. The messages form the ?script? of the show and Circa turns the words into physical poetry. Guest artists Lawrence English and Zane Trow weave live sound into the performance creating a multi-layered information exchange between the audience and performers.
Artistic Director, Yaron Lifschitz said: ?The idea for the show came from being in a theatre audience myself. Hearing the announcement for mobile phones to be turned off, made me want to explore the possibility of the mobile phone as a device for live communication between audience and performer?. ?Audience members are given an active role and their messages can actually alter the direction of the performance.?
This Text Has Legs was originally presented in 2004 as part of Circa?s
experimental One Night Stands concert series and the show has evolved into a full season due to the audience?s overwhelming response to the live texting.
This Text Has Legs launches Circa?s Season 2005 Surround Profound. Known for their inventiveness and intelligent physicality, Circa?s 2005 season explores movement based performance work that embraces experimentation, multimedia and improvisation. Laced with vulnerability and passion, the Ensemble?s work presents circus as an immediate and moving art form.
This Text Has Legs runs from 22 – 26 March, including Good Friday and Easter Saturday, at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Fortitude Valley.
Bookings: www.judithwrightcentre.com or (07) 3872 900