Macondo Performance at New Theatre Royal

This Wednesday, the New Theatre Royal presents: Macondo – inspired by One Hundred years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Silvia Mercurali has been working in theatre since 1998, creating events, site-specific installations, experimental theatre shows and immersive performances. Much of her work focuses on the role of the audience in relation to their environment and to each other.

Inspired by One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Macondo is a unique show that combines instruction based theatre, binaural sound and video. It tells the story of the making of a village that appears for fifty minutes only in an empty theatre and takes the shape of the people that inhabit it. Choosing between Beginners, Intermediate and Heroes the participants decide the level of involvement they want to have in the show and abandon themselves to a predetermined script.”

“This project has had fantastic student engagement,” says Laura Doye, Dance Lecturer at the University of Portsmouth. “Performing arts students were part of the research and development last September – for a week they supported the devising process with the professional company – and Creative technologies students will be filming it during the performances.”

Macondo: Wednesday 22 Feb 14.30 & 19.30 at the New Theatre Royal.   

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