With the explosion of social media anyone can become famous for no reason and attain a mass following of fans. What does the future hold considering the current obsession with fame, isolation caused by technology, and the quick rise of these celebrities? What does life look like hundreds of years down the line if this obsession continues? How do we aid in the creation of these celebrities though our interest in them? Social media is the new pantheon and celebrities are neo-gods and goddesses. Conversely, in a world where fame is mass produced, celebrities come a dime a dozen.
Set in the distant future, this multidisciplinary show utilizes digital art projections and original musical scoring performed live by Natalie to comment on our collective desire for notoriety, validation, and stardom.
MASS premiered at the Center for Performance Research in Brooklyn, NYC August 18th. It then toured to Base Experimental Arts Space September in Seattle WA 7th and 8th, 2018. In addition, MASS was presented in the Short Fringe at the Frontera Festival in Austin,TX.
Concept/Choreography: Lydia Shamoun
Performers/Collaborators: Allison Burke, Drew Lewis
Sound/Live Dj: Natalie Shamoun
Film and Projections: Sierra Hendrix
55 Minutes, uninterrupted
Ebenezer Lutheran Church (View)
1650 W. Foster
Chicago, IL 60640
|Kid Friendly: No|
|On BPT Since: Aug 11, 2018|