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Scenic Route 3.0: The Anacostia
A 3-hour Performance Event in which the audience canoes to a site-specific performance in an undisclosed location
Improv Arts, Inc. presents
Daniel Burkholder/The PlayGround's
Who: Daniel Burkholder/The PlayGround
Daniel Burkholder/The PlayGround presents the third iteration of Scenic Route, along the Anacostia River October 19 & 20, 2013 in cooperation with Anacostia Watershed Society. Scenic Route 3.0: The Anacostia is a site-specific performance in which The PlayGround leads 15 audience members on a hike with movement-based performances along the way. For these performances audience members will meet The PlayGround and representatives from Anacostia Watershed Society at the Bladensburg Waterfront Park to canoe 45 minutes to and from the performance site, which will remain undisclosed until the audience arrives. Scenic Route 3.0 is directed by Daniel Burkholder and created in collaboration with Stephanie Yezek Jolivet and Carrie Monger.
In preparing for each iteration of Scenic Route, The PlayGround spends time on-site developing performance material ranging from tightly choreographed vignettes to structured improvisational statements. In building Scenic Route, The PlayGround takes into consideration the site in which it will be performed through sensory research, historical considerations, and their intuitive, visceral responses to the site. The work plays with audience/performer relationships (casual/formal), perspective (close/far performances), and the transformation of movement to a natural, or non-theatrical setting. This work continues The PlayGround's, and Artistic Director Daniel Burkholder's, interest in work in nontraditional settings, blurring audience expectations, and creating an immediate and direct experience for both performers and audience members.
To see a video representation of a previous performance of Scenic Route, follow the link:
*This video was created by video artist Brian Harris, camera work and edits are his.
For more information on this or other activities of Daniel Burkholder/The PlayGround contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-709-3797.