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 Rotozaza

ROTOZAZA  

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below is a list of Rotozaza's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Bench, The         Doublethink         Etiquette         Five In the Morning         GuruGuru         Quiet Volume, The         Romcom         Wondermart



Bench, The

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Notes:
test by Glen Neath; concept by Ant Hampton

1st Produced:
-    2010

Organisations:
Rotozaza

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Doublethink

Synopsis:
Rotozaza produces a wholly unique theatrical experience by selecting performers-different every night and often non-professional-who simply agree to follow instructions, live and unrehearsed. For them, challenging audiences to distinguish professional actors from non-actors and rehearsed action from spontaneous reaction celebrates theater by identifying 'what can only be done live.' In Doublethink, two completely unrehearsed 'guest' performers follow instructions from a recorded voice with a divider between them. As a result, the performers can't see each other, yet the audience sees both sides. Warped and mischievous, Doublethink is a story-cum-experiment about freedom, the farce of self-knowledge and our preference, at times, to be told what to do. In 5 in the Morning, three willing 'guests' similarly take instructions from the loudspeakers of Aquaworld, an enormous swimming pool complex. Clothed in swimsuits and clutching towels, the participants do what they're told. At first hilarious and fun, their predicament transforms slowly into a strange and powerful reality.
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Notes:
by Neil Bennun, Ant Hampton, Silvia Mercuriali

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Rotozaza

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Etiquette

Synopsis:
Etiquette is a do-it-yourself performance for two people in a cafe or public space. Instructions via headphones tell participants what to say and do. With simple conversation, actions and miniature props, a magical event unfolds. A young woman and a philosopher lead you into situations that explore the private worlds shared between two people. the piece cleverly shifts the dynamics between you, your partner and the voices of your mysterious protagonists; exposing human communication as a kind of theatre in which 'audience' and 'actor' roles are subtly assumed and exchanged. You are totally immersed in the experience, aware yet unaware that you are the performance. Thought-provoking and emotionally immediate, Etiquette takes audience participation to an entirely new level.

Notes:
written And devised by Ant Hampton And Silvia Mercuriali

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Rotozaza

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Genre:
30 min Piece

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Five In the Morning

Synopsis:
the swimming pool of life is not all it appears to be.

Notes:
created by Ant Hampton, Greg McLaren, Silvia Mercuriali, Melanie Wilson

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Organisations:
Rotozaza Theatre Company

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GuruGuru

Synopsis:
This is part of the COIL Festival. Five participants enter a brightly lit room, there are five chairs positioned around a TV. A session begins, and as each audience member follows different instructions via headphones, they begin to understand "who they are." Proceedings are led by an on-screen, animated character-whose twin roles of marketing and spiritual Guru are confused by his reliance on untested and accident-prone technologies. the overproduced, digital sheen of our focus-group world cracks open into a colourful volcano of boiling absurdity. A hilarious chaos develops, exposing today's consumer-mad inability to distinguish between what we want, and what we need.
- nytheatre.com

Notes:
written by Ant Hampton, with Joji Koyama And Isambard Khroustaliov

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Rotozaza

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Quiet Volume, The

Synopsis:
the Quiet Volume is a whispered, self-generated and 'automatic' performance (Autoteatro) for two at a time, exploiting the particular tension common to any library worldwide; a combination of silence and concentration within which different peoples' experiences of reading unfold. Two audience members / participants sit side-by-side. Taking cues from words both written and whispered they find themselves burrowing an unlikely path through a pile of books. the piece exposes the strange magic at the heart of the reading experience, allowing aspects of it we think of as deeply internal to lean out into the surrounding space, and to leak from one reader's sphere into another's.

Notes:
by Ant Hampton And Tim Etchells

1st Produced:
-    2010

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Rotozaza

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Romcom

Synopsis:
Two performers meet on stage before an audience and enact the story of a relationship. the "story" is pre-recorded onto 2 cds and is relayed to them, for the first time, through a set of headphones. the performers, different for every performance, agree in advance to do the show, but have absolutely no idea what is expected of them; they simply turn up and put on a set of headphones through which their instructions are given to them

Notes:
devised by Glen Neaith with Rotozaza

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Wondermart

Synopsis:
Rotozaza's slyly suggestive Wondermart plunges you into the bustle of the supermarket. Pushing your trolley around with headphones issuing instructions, you find yourself watching the shoppers very hard, being told how to milk a cow by the dairy counter and contemplating shop-lifting. Suddenly you realise that you, the watcher, is being watched.
- Lyn gardner, Guardian

Notes:
Burst Festival Season Of New Work. Devised by Silvia Mercuriali

1st Produced:
-    2009

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Rotozaza

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