March 25: Rules of the Cosmos at &NOW 2015 Festival

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away….
Actually, it’s NOW!!   &NOW 2015All festival participants + the general public are invited to improvise in a live space and time together.
an opening night special eventpresented by Red Rover Series
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25th from 8-9:15pmat the Main Gallery, CalArts campus24700 Mcbean Pkwy — Valencia, California
Performance Instructions

1. During Rules of the Cosmos, you are a performer and audience member simultaneously. Everyone is a celestial body in this universe.

2. In preparation, bring writing about the cosmos and additional themes. This can be any combination of your own work, those by others, found texts, and imaginary languages.

3. You are encouraged to make active decisions to shape the event: decide when to read your writing and how to read together with other performers.

4. A curator announces the beginning and end of the 1-hour performance.

5. Performers walk around the space reading aloud, sometimes standing still and sometimes being silent.

6. At some point, performers exchange writing with each other and then read their new texts aloud.

7. At some point, performers form into small clusters like a nebula of stars and share a choral moment through repetition, chant, or movement.

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Festival participants can RSVP at Event page here
Red Rover Series {readings that play with reading} is curated by Laura Goldstein and Jennifer Karmin in Chicago, IL. Each event is designed as a reading experiment with participation by local, national, and international writers, artists, and performers. Founded in 2005, the over eighty events have featured a diversity of renowned creative minds.


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