Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Elevate / Art Above Underground presents an international live performance

this Friday, Sept 16 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm

and Saturday, Sept 17th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm


is based on a performance in Paris now redesigned for Atlanta's Underground and ELEVATE art installations.
Experience performance artists from French theatre collective Dérézo in town to collaborate with Atlanta's Théâtre du Rêve for EIGHT site-specific performances culminating in a live jazz concert with local and French musicians. 

Meet at the Fountain Plaza in Underground.

Visitors will tour each performance in small groups led by a docent from Théâtre du Rêve. Tours begin and end at the Fountain Plaza where the entire crowd will be treated to a brilliant live concert by Electro Jazz Collaboration with Arnaud Hugonie of Atlanta and Yann Gueguen of Brest, France.

You'll never see your city the same way again, as hidden corners and balconies are redefined and reactivated.

The Microfiction performance project is based on a novel by French writer Régis Jauffret called Microfictions, winner of the 2007 France Culture/Telerama Literary Prize. Microfictions features 500 short stories, each just one and a half pages long celebrating the diversity, fragility, and above all the commonality of the human condition. Microfictions was performed in Paris in 2008 during a nine-hour event at the Theatre du Rond-Point on the Champs Elysées. 

Now, Théâtre du Rêve brings Microfictions to The ATL as a remarkable urban experience that breathes life into unexpected places through storytelling, highlighting subtleties in the familiar that often go unnoticed. Eight site-specific performances will be performed in different styles including puppetry.  The production molds itself to Atlanta’s urban landscape for the first time bringing together artists from France and Atlanta to create an interactive art experience that travels from place to place.

Microfiction is a project of Elevate/ Art Above Underground, an initiative of the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs Public Art Program

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