Kenzie Slottow Briefs on Online Participatory Improv/Musical NATATORIUM by American Berserk Theatre and Density 512, April 9-18, 2021
(video circulated by Density512)
Artistic Director Kenzie Slottow explains how she assembled Natatorium.
Tickets at www.density512.org/tickets/natatorium
Virtual Interactive Theatre + Chamber (Music) Improv
April 9, 10, 16, 2021 - 8 pm Central Time; April 18 - 2 pm Central Time
April 09 - April 18, 2021
Everywhere, TX, 78700
April 9th, 10th, 16th, 2021 at 8 pm
April 18th, 2021 at 2pm
Natatorium is an interactive theatrical experience streamed live on YouTube, with a live score tailored to every performance by a sextet of musicians - and you'll be calling the shots.
The brainchild of groundbreaking improvised music conductor Kenzie Slottow and award-winning director Kaci Beeler in collaboration with Density512 and American Berserk Theatre, Natatorium pushes the limits of virtual performance technology to combine a chamber ensemble of six phenomenal musicians with an incredible 10-person ensemble cast of improvising actors! After months of purely digital rehearsals, the cast and crew will perform live together from Austin and six other US cities. Audience members will be asked to interact in the chat to make key decisions that affect the outcome of the story.
This is a show for comedy-goers, theatre-buffs, and music-lovers alike! We’ll use Conduction, a gestural vocabulary for improvising chamber music, to craft a musical score that supports and propels the story. You might hear character themes, atmospheric sound effects, evocative underscoring, or full-out songs. Each night will be a unique experience that will never be repeated.
Tickets $10 and up, available online HERE.