“Scripted Smalltalk” focuses on the theatrical moment, its habits and mechanisms, as well as the politics of relationship between public, performers and art work. The convergence of the scripted, the performance and the act of spectating reflects Krõõt Juurak’s attempt to grasp the situation of the performance itself together with the audience. The proposal twists the double nature of the so-called fishtank situation that occurs in every participatory event, short-ciruiting the possibility of interpretation by lending the spectator her own thoughts, while at the same time drifting thought processes into trivial and confusing areas, forcing the viewer to make up their own minds in terms of distribution of power. Juurak’s simple yet utterly complex proposal dislocates performance in respect of contemporary modes of production in a way that makes it visible as such. It is an utterance that only the spectators as a collaborate entity can make successful.
Choreography: Krõõt Juurak. Co-production: Tanzquartier Wien.
- Scripted Smalltalk
- Krõõt Juurak
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