The objective of Conversation performances is to expose an audience to a high quality musical, spoken word and visual experience. How? True to any conversation, the freedom to contribute with an opinion on a theme allows the audience to be taken on a genuine journey as poets, visual artists, musicians and dancers respond to each other; with movement, lyricism, instrumental soloing and selective imaging.
Also, our shows work in a way where an organic dialogue between the artists on stage and the audience create a sense of community. Using clever poetic and musical gaming the audience becomes integrated into the performance itself. Don’t be afraid. You’ll be enjoying the vibe. You won’t even know its happening.
Importantly, many professional artists are constantly looking for places to develop and generate work they can add to their repertoire. Conversations provides them with a rehearsal space to experiment new work with others and a platform to share. Its important to stress that the artistic emphasis of Conversations is to explore creative process, enhance the collaborative relationship between the art forms and generate new and exciting work.
However, from a commercial perspective, the process in performance is the product. Sounds risky, but that’s why it works!
Albany Conversations: It’s My Life, Innit? – Sept 2009
REVIEWS AND FEEDBACK
“… there is true complicity between all the performers on
the stage and the excitement of the unexpected is electric. As an audience you feel that a space has opened up for true dialogue, a real exchange of passions and ideas… What emerges is a new artform, that is not quite song, not quite poetry, not quite jazz but the point where all three meet in conversation.”
Antonia Windsor, journalist for The Guardian newspaper
“Thought provoking, relevant, and a great way to spend a Friday evening.”
“Creative and Fun!”
“Original and exciting, great vibe.”
“Great concept, perfectly executed.”
“The vibe , the respect, the poetical and musical talent, the incredible improv, this is the most brilliant night!”
“Inspirational and then some.”
“Brilliant mixture of very talented people.”
“Nice Vibe, innovative performances and audience participation.”
“Everybody worked as a team and ended up producing some real, beautiful art.”
“The talent filled me up with the food of music and poetry of Love.”
“Liked the freestyle, the combination of music, spoken word and audience involvement.”
” It wasn’t just a poetry event, it felt more like a poetry/song performance and I liked the fluidity.”
” I love spoken word and this was a well put together production.”
“Great, creative teamwork on stage that still engaged the audience.”
“Inspiring, dynamic and expressive.”
“Refreshing, inspiring, entertaining.”
“Interesting and stimulating.”
“To put poetry and music like that was great to hear.”
” Excellent performances and good ideas.”
– Audience Responses