Testing the Movement Factory with a small invited audience a few weeks ago made me think about how this project breaks the typical roles that the creator and the audience assume in a traditional theatre setting. The audience is not just participating in pre-planned activities during the event, but they make creative and spontaneous choices. They become collaborators.
The Movement Factory encourages the audience to take an active role. The audience’s attention is not solely on the dancers – who are busy creating the movement material in front of them – or on their mobile devices. The attention seems to be somewhere in the middle. It is in the creative act – the actual interaction between the performer and the technology.