Now again

McLeod, S., Millard, O., Fraser, P. and Renolds, V. 2015, Now again, in Performing Mobilities. Performance (2015 : Melbourne, Victoria), Melbourne, Victoria, 2015.

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Performance name Now again
Creator(s) McLeod, S.ORCID iD for McLeod, S.
Millard, O.
Fraser, P.
Renolds, V.
Year presented/published 2015
Publisher Performing Mobilities (in association with RMIT and Victorian College of the Arts)
Place of publication Melbourne
Event name Performing Mobilities. Performance (2015 : Melbourne, Victoria)
Performance venue Melbourne, Victoria
Performance end date 2015
Description of performance A live performance for 3 dancers and a participating audience that moves through the streets of Melbourne's CBD.
Summary Now Again is a participatory performance made up of a series of individual and group activities that create opportunities to notice how we fit and shift in our environment. Reflecting the dance histories of the artists, the variable dynamic possibilities of the city are brought into focus through specific ‘scores’ that, as propositions for engagement, activate simple movement patterns or observations. The aim is to allow responsive noticing of the immediate environment, but also to enliven it in unexpected ways. Individuals who are participants and observers, dedicated or incidental (passers-by), become part of the disclosure of the physical and the social. The rigid structure of the city is re-imagined as a fluid, choreographic entity invested with organic qualities. Performances move between a series of city locations, each with differing activities. Designated ‘nodes’ in the city grid (certain streets, a square, a doorway, footpath, a hole in a wall or a particular tree), have been chosen for their imaginative, affective, or energetic resonances. These are ‘mapped’ by the perambulatory, physical, sensory, and relational engagement of all participants. This is a collective dance created through noticing the feelings and patterns of the physical self in the built, natural, and social environment. In some sites, the artists perform, while in others they lead a participative performance. Ephemeral, self-led, performance experiments designed to disappear into the fabric of the city, will also be invited. A mobile app enables audience participation. The app employs GPS data to trigger information specific to that site (written prompts, sounds and scored provocations).
Keyword(s) Participatory performance
site-specific performance
Language eng
Field of Research 190499 Performing Arts and Creative Writing not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
HERDC Research category J2 Minor original creative work
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