INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF THEATER,ART AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES
“THE WONDERS OF POSSIBLE” – VIII° EDITION
SPAZIO DOMOSC, 12 Via Newton (up Room Club), Cagliari – Italy
Interactive Performance of theater and virtual reality
“CALL ME CALAMITY“
Tamanoir Studio company
Open Call 2021 Festival LMDP8 Winners
Friday 10 December and Saturday 11 December
5 Performances – Num.max of 3 spectators per performance-
Time to choose among these ones:
Advanced bookings requered – ticket euro 15,00
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Call me Calamity is a unique and fun interactive theatrical experience at the crossroad of immersive theater and virtual reality.
Call Me Calamity takes spectators to the heart of the American myth and makes them discover the birth of the first female figure of the West.
This fantastically theatrical character is reborn from the ashes thanks to the new technologies.
Intentions. – Reinventing ourselves. This verb is the foundation of the experience. It is both the power of Calamity Jane and the proposition that this experience wishes to make to its participants. – Exalts the imagination.
The experience Call me Calamity has taken the challenge of telling the origins of this legend.
Participants (max 3 people per performance) through the use of special latest generation viewers (VR oculus headset), accompany Martha Jane Canary, this is the name of the original protagonist, in her adventures, until the moment when she became the legendary Calamity Jane. Calamity Jane creates her legend because she rejects the myth of the white conqueror, just as she rejects the place of women in that era. This character with an uncommon sense of freedom is portrayed as she reveals herself in the letters to her daughter: a playful, courageous woman of great verve.
Motion capture and virtual reality give the actress the tools to put herself in the shoes of Calamity Jane and interact with the audience.
As she tells her story, virtual reality allows her to change virtual environments, and put on new costumes with the snap of a finger. Call me Calamity becomes an incredible playground to improvise with the spectators.
The real power of this interactive performance is its theme too, the knowledge of being someone else, the pleasure of reinventing ourself to get out of the narrowness of a socially assigned identity in order to never be strangers to ourself. A search for authenticity: Calamity Jane’s storytelling skills and her freedom of action are one and the same, the real and virtual scene overlap in an original and powerful way.