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ILLBEBACK - a mainstream Musical

ILLBEBACK is a completely different project: we aim at a mainstream musical in which we introduce virtual technologies.
Opening night and presentations in the last week before Christmas, at the Mariakerk (Fatimaplein, Maastricht).
For info and to reserve tickets: ILLBEBACK.INFO

Of course, these technologies will infiltrate and transform the content of the performance. One of the research points is 'how does virtual technology indadvertedly pervert the content of a performance?'. Can a performance - and in this a mainstream musical - enhance the awareness of a public for the loss which happens through virtualization? Is the subject of the prosthesis 'good stuff' for a mainstream story?
We try to split the research and the presentation a bit more during the working process, so we can give more explicit attention to both.

As the story goes:
The leftovers of an old circus troop got stuck in an empty space. Emotions run high when the blues knocks on the door.
We investigate the implications of a virtual stage presence of the actor/performer in a 'regular' performance. Does a virtual presence infect (or even pervert or annihilate) the human presence in 'flesh and blood' on stage? You can see it in ILLBEBACK.

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Timing for this project: 7 nov - 23 dec 2011
Opening night on Tuesday dec. 20, 21h00
extra performances on dec. 21, 22 and 23, 20h30!
Find more info at ILLBEBACK.INFO

featuring Lotte Driessen, Jordy Klijn, Bram Suijker, Marius Mensink and Peter van Til
Directed by Martin Verheesen and Peter Missotten
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© Peter Missotten 2011