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  • Name: A provocation pure and simple
  • Created by: Anat Eisenberg and Saga Sigurðardóttir
  • Director: Anat Eisenberg
  • Set design: Anat Eisenberg
  • Music: Angelo Badalamenti, Smashing Pumkins, Nancy Sinatra, Beyoncé
  • Lights: Benjamin Schallike
  • Choreographer: Saga Sigurðardóttir
  • Performers: Saga Sigurðardóttir, Dani Brown
  • Dramaturg: Dani Brown
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  • Touring information:
  • The production has toured after its premiere, in the following contexts:
  • Reykjavik Dance Festival.  September 2010.
  • Imagetanz festival. Brut theater, Vienna. March 2011.
  • Next: Nuna/Now art festival. Winnipeg, Canada. May 2011.
  • The production is available for further touring in 2012.
  • Number of people on tour:   4
  • Number of people on stage:  2
  • The work is designed for stage or bigger gallery spaces.
  • The set is a green-screen film set. The green screen itself is owned by the company and can be transported as usual baggage, for instance on international flights where it does not exceed weigth limitation (weight of screen is 20kg).
  • The hosting theater needs to provide:  2 powerful wind machines, 1 smoke machine, and a modest buffet (which is part of the set onstage).
  •  For requirements regarding lights, please contact us: eisenberganat@hotmail.com
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  • What is it?
  • Pop-cultural formats and the media consumption in the digital age have an influence on the perception of performance and live art. A provocation pure and simple deals with the way  iconic images that characterize the digital everyday media life. Fade-ins, fade-outs and cross-fades, tricks and special effects determine the interpretation and meaning of what is seen on the screen. Consequently, post-production is not only responsible for the final form of the image, but also for the effect it has on the viewer. The work examines how performance and live art respond to this media reality and what constitutes the effect, and consequently affect, in the theatre. Live images are juxtaposed with post-production images to determine whether the standardized form is more successful. An attempt to win back the audience from the tight grip of the mainstream.
  • When and where premiered? Bat theater, Berlin, June 2009
  • Link to a video: http://vimeo.com/19227610
  • Production information:
  •  - lenght:  50 min.
  •  - Use of text?:  Yes
  •  - Language:  English
  •  - artform:  Dance / Theater