Friday, 5 October 2012

As the World Tipped

I've just been reading about an "aerial theatre" performance called As the World Tipped. The show apparently uses a vertical stage - with actors suspended using harnesses and wires. It seems to use back projection and music and, yes, dangling actors, to tell an apocalyptic story based on themes of climate change and bureaucracy:

While the gimmick of the tilting stage may or may not be to your tastes, I found it interesting to see some of the lengths that producers will go to to attract attention on these issues. I think the themes of the performance also highlight an increasing frustration felt by some artists and communicators about the slow progress from official organisations.