I Sing The Body Electric
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Where: Jack Mann Complex, 53 Solway Ave, Ilam, Christchurch City
Restrictions: All Ages
- Waged: $25.00
- Unwaged: $15.00
- Booking fees may apply
Event listed by: Ubu Roi
Free Theatre presents 'I Sing the Body Electric'.
Devised and directed by Peter Falkenberg. In collaboration with the University of Canterbury’s innovative HIT Lab NZ (Human Interface Technology Laboratory).
Based on the infamous Don Juan legend, 'I Sing the Body Electric' is a live exploration of the seductive nature of technology in modern life. Developed out of Free Theatre’s 2011 work-in-progress 'Passion, Pulse, and Power', 'I Sing the Body Electric' explores the latest interactive technology through movement and sound.
The sterile and electrically charged set by designer Chris Reddington and intermedial designer Ryan Reynolds, situates the audience in the centre of a dark jungle of electrical cords. Revolving around the audience is the journey of two sailors who are seduced and destroyed by a succession of aerial females, each embodying a different technology, and each representing a different male fantasy.
'I Sing the Body Electric' considers what seduction meant in the past and what it may mean now. Through experimentation and exploration in the theatre and the lab, Free Theatre explores how the parallel creation of technology and of women from male desire can become beautiful and seductive, but at the same time can turn repetitive and self-destructive.
Featuring the Free Theatre company; Stuart McKay, George Parker, Emma Johnston, Marian McCurdy, Greta Bond, Coralie Winn, and Naomi Campion.
Costume design by Sylvia Houston. Lighting design by Richard Till.
This production is brought to you with the support of Creative New Zealand and the University of Canterbury’s Theatre and Film Studies Department.
Note: Bookings recommended due to limited audience size. Cash door sales only or buy tickets online.
Cash bar available from 7:30pm.
Free Theatre Christchurch is New Zealand’s longest running experimental theatre company. Over the years a wide range of emerging and established artists, including poets, filmmakers, sculptors, writers, musicians, dancers and actors, have collaborated within the Free Theatre to perform in various spaces around New Zealand. “For quarter of a century Free Theatre has refined cultural horizons and shaped Christchurch’s perceptions of contemporary theatre.” - The Press.
Jack Mann Complex, 53 Solway Ave, Ilam, Christchurch City