Thursday, February 21, 2013

Film Dubadub Dub

 Participatory Movie Going
Empowered audience participation, improvising musicians & voice acting over a silent film!

Join us for an evening, free of charge, comprised of:
• A brief improvisational workshop (acting and very brief music improvisation)
• Screening of a classic silent film "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari"
• Live improvised acting and musicians (potentially you among them!)
• Community dialog on mindful media consumption and paradigms for co-creativity

While framed (and planned) as a fun experience, we hope attendees shall discover tangible themes of democracy and community in exploring opportunities for empowerment and participation.

We encourage attendees to bring their imagination, musical instruments (including some noisemakers), vocal cords, hands and feet, an open mind, creative spirit, and a healthy dollop of fun and/or silliness.

7pm - 10pm on Saturday, February 23rd.

The Glass Room
617 E Liberty St #4
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

What's happening?!?!
It's basically a full-length version of the improv voice acting game "film dub" (i.e. ), but with musical instruments, and audience participation set to a classic silent film followed by contemplative community discussion at the end of the night. If you enjoy the bizarre nature of a Tim Burton film (i.e. Beetlejuice, Nightmare Before Christmas), the Cabinet of Dr. Caligari should resonate well.

However, as a live group of empowered performers and audience members, we have the choice to shape the nature of the film’s narrative. In recognizing this, we can explore broader worldviews and paradigmatic implications that shape audience experiences in media, entertainment, and equitable governance. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is among the first horror films ever to grace the silver screen, but how will we choose to live our experience? As a Comedy? Tragedy? Horror? Drama? 

Using this gathering as an opportunity for transformative change, what other things shall we do as a community that we wouldn't be able to do as individuals?

Let's find out together!

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