"Last Audience," commissioned by NY Live Arts, is an immersive performance where audience members are invited to build and embody the work.
Last Audience is an immersive performance event where audience members are invited to embody the work. It is a collaboration between choreographer Yanira Castro and composer Stephan Moore—Bessie-award-winning artists whose twelve-year collaboration has resulted in over ten projects that have toured nationally and internationally. Last Audience is an evolution in our continued line of questioning about the construction of theatrical experience and the audience’s role within it.
Our practice involves the creation of algorithmic systems, scores, and software programs, which ensure that elements of each project (choreography, music, environment) unfold uniquely in each performance in response to the actions of the audience, democratizing and decentralizing control over how the work is made and experienced. With Last Audience, we ask: How do we engage participation and questions of agency? Can theater bring understanding and nuance to the way we commune?
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