Plateaux Goes Amsterdam
Parallax premiers at Plateaux — the festival for New Positions in International Performing Arts — in Frankfurt in May 2009. On the 13th, 14th and 15th of May 2009 at 21.30 hrs. it will be performed at Mediamatic as part of the Amsterdam Plateaux Festival, a co-production with Frascati.
During 'Plateaux goes Amsterdam' combitickets are on sale for € 15. A combiticket gives access to Parallax at Mediamatic and a performance by Violetta Perra or Andreas Bachmeir at Frascati WG (starting at 20.00 hrs.).
“Parallax” is the combination of two seemingly autonomous performances. Both are taking place simultaneously on the same stage, and are to be viewed from two adjacent audience perspectives.
A parallax is an apparent displacement of an object, as seen from two different stations, or points of view.
“Parallax” is constructed in accordance to principles of music composition and film editing techniques. It consists of a series of narrative units, featuring elements from recognisable cinema genres. These units are arranged on two independent timelines, with consideration of rhythmical quality, viewing angles and spatial configuration. The parallel progression of these timelines and their intersections, results in a significant correspondence. The combinations of units cause for emerging storylines to fluctuate and for established atmospheres to turn.
Ultimately everything falls into place, producing one coherent performance – “Parallax”.
Parallax performance credits
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Plateaux Festival, Frankfurt