Premieres July 11, 2013
Choreography & Development by Jacob Niedzwiecki
Music by John Gzowski
Mateo Galindo Torres
July 11/14/18/21 @ 8pm
July 12 @ 9pm
Meet near Yonge & Dundas, at the corner of Bond & Gould St, under the statue of Egerton Ryerson. MAP
Please arrive 30 minutes before showtime for check-in.
WHAT TO BRING
A fully-charged, fully updated (iOS 6.1+) iDevice:
- iPhone (4 or higher)
- iPod touch (4th-gen or higher)
- iPad (2 or higher)
- or iPad Mini
Devices must be updated to iOS 6.1 or higher. Travel light, we’ll be walking. Sign up to the Production Updates List for urgent weather cancellation notices. No marketing, no spam, just urgent weather / timing updates. Please arrive 30 minutes early and we’ll get the app on your device on-site.
“Sleek…eye-popping…lots of fun.
Jacqueries is an ambitious theatrical experiment…it succeeds at blending technology and live performance to create an engaging, immersive theatrical experience.”
What Is It?
Jacqueries is a political heist story told through movement — an inside-out experience of conspiracy, security theatre, and solidarity, inspired by parkour’s co-opting of urban space.
The title comes from a failed peasant uprising in medieval France, which became a French term for any unsuccessful insurrection by the lower classes. As one of the cast said, “The French are stubborn, they just kept trying until eventually they made a revolution.”
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How Does It Work?
Jacqueries is a new kind of dance / physical theatre experience, building on promenade-style theatre with new technological tools. You follow individual performers from scene to scene through downtown locations, linked by an iPhone app playing synchronized sound and showing 3D video overlays.
It’s a performance for an audience who want to do more than sit in a chair and watch (with a fully-accessible experience available for those who aren’t able to get around easily). For the fullest audio/video experience, you’ll need your best pair of headphones and an iOS device (iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad mini) running the latest version of iOS. If you can’t bring one or share with a date (we’ll have headphone splitters), you can still come see the show — bring headphones and we’ll hook you up with an audio-only broadcast device.