Pop Up: An Artistic Treasure Hunt in Brooklyn
Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble
Irondale Center, in association with Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble and Tours Soundpainting Orchestra (TSO) announce the U.S. Premiere of PoP Up: An Artistic Treasure Hunt. Over the course of three days this fall, October 4-6, audiences will engage in various treasure hunts and discover 15 site-specific performances via clues on a hand-painted map of Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Inspired by interviews with local Fort Greene residents and business owners, «PoP Up» will be performed by a collective of multidisciplinary performers in public spaces scattered around the neighborhood of inspiration. Starting location for each performance is secret and registered audience members will receive notification day before the show.
Developed over the past four years, «PoP Up» is designed to spark community connection, highlight the extraordinary within the ordinary, and shift perceptions. «PoP Up» is art in everyday places. Performances will pop-up on the street, in windows, parks, and plazas throughout the neighborhood—short apparitions of music, dance, theater and visual art inject a series of alternately playful, poetic or poignant performances. In developing the piece, the creative team conducted interviews with Fort Greene residents who were invited to share memories, dreams, rumors, anecdotes, stories and impressions.
Leading up to the October premiere, Strike Anywhere will offer free community Soundpainting workshops on September 22 and 29 at Irondale Center. Anyone interested in getting involved is invited to attend. Workshop participants will be featured in the «PoP Up» finale
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