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before the beep


Kònic thtr


Center for Performance Research - 361 Manhattan Avenue between Jackson St. and Withers St. in Brooklyn


Friday, September 9, 2011 - 7:30pm
Saturday, September 10, 2011 - 7:30pm
Sunday, September 11, 2011 - 7:30pm



Kònic thtr



Kònic thtr presents : before the beep

Friday, September 9th at 7.30pm
Saturday, September 10th at 7.30pm
Sunday, September 11th at 7.30pm

Tickets: 0.00 at the door 
Online Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/194312 

DIRECTIONS to Center for Performance Research (CPR)

361 Manhattan Avenue between Jackson St. and Withers St.
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DIRECTIONS: L Train to Graham Avenue (3rd Stop in Brooklyn) 

Exit right out of turnstile, Left down Graham Avenue, Left on Jackson Street, Right on Manhattan Avenue

Sunday, September 11th 2pm to 6pm

Before the Beep is a dance-performance piece inside an interactive space, and with audience participation. Kònic Thtr understands this piece as a space for encounter with local dancers and choreographers, elaborating a site specific event every time it is presented.
In 2011 three versions will be presented in Brazil, China and the US, each time with different collaborators. In this case, we will present the piece in New York with the collaboration of dancer Grace McCants.

Before the Beep refers to the changes of perception in interpersonal communication mediated by new technologies, and to the spaces that this mediation generates. The piece confronts the body with these same communication technologies, and explores how these re-write the body and change our understanding of place and the idea of presence, redefining narrative, individuals and culture.

We understand the installation space as a visual and sound universe open to be revisited and activated by the moving body, through its technological membrane.
The microspaces, offer various points of view of the same show and a multiplicity of readings proper to contemporary communication, connected by the projected images and music generated in real time from the inputs of the performers and the audience.
The audience can participate in several ways: through the use of technology in-situ, from their mobile phones, or interacting directly with motion sensors.

The answering machine offers many possibilities. Between instantaneous and permanent communication, and total disconnection, behaving as a filter. One can for example take one call as another caller is leaving his or her message. One may systematically have all calls answered by the answering machine, and then decide whether or not to return the calls. Or one may knowingly phone someone when that person is out and "the answering machine is on" so that the other party is forced to call back. In any case, the message must be ready before the -beep-

Kònic Thtr is also running a workshop on Sunday September 11th, from 2pm to 6pm. 


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