Come to the Edge Helicopter poster

The unfolding of events in the Fabric Speakeasy

Immersive Performance

Participatory Ritual

Developing Worlds

Connect to the Performance Location

The audience waits in the lobby and is given their ID card. A member of the cast arrives to invite them into the space. She leads them down the ramp. We consciously create audience interactions while entering the space and in the bar/cafe. This is to break down the barriers between the audience and the performers. We seek to get people actively questioning their relationship to people with complex disabilities, and what is possible to do together as an inclusive community.

Get ready to explore unknown possibilities

The audience are invited to be a part of an immersive cafe-bar, where they are encouraged to interact with the performers and socialise with others at the event. There is a bar serving fabric drinks and olives – in exchange for a wink, a blown kiss, or a bow, drinks can be ordered. The audience is given opportunities to think of their unknowns, and what would give them the will to come to the edge of this unknown. In the first event, they were invited to pick a photo card and other resources that could support them in crossing into this unknown. Find out the new elements in the Café.

Joining the Ritual: Crossing through the Edge

Each person crosses the fabric threshold with meaning from the journey. They explore the Edge of something they know, or approach the Edge of an unknown. Crossing over leads them into the upcoming performance space.

The emergence of a fabric Storyscape

The Envisioned Scenography process unfolds as energies are received, transformed, and passed around.

Immersive Performance

Orientates

the audience to the place we have landed

Challenges

audience to ponder their unknowns.

Refreshes

Fabric SpeakEasy provides a chance to connect.

Has movement

energies are received into the body.

Supports world-building

energies transform, into elements in a landscape.

Multiple stories

co-exist and are revealed in a collective soundscape.

This program is developed by A.D.C.I.D. (Aiding Dramatic Change in Development) an organisation that Engages Communities in Creative Transformation.

Suite 215, 1000 King Street W, Toronto, Canada 416-823-4957 jenny@adcid.org