Basic North Blends Dance, Physical Theater & Clown Arts
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The last date listed for Basic North was Sunday July 8, 2012 / 7:00pm.
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Basic North is actually three theatrical pieces blended together into a (mostly) cohesive whole. The main piece, which drives the plot (a term I use loosely here), is a "neutral mask" theatrical piece. The characters enter, and one character faces the audience while the others face this character. The outward-facing character speaks to the audience, rather robotically, then looks at another character, who then faces the audience and speaks, and so on and so forth. The result is odd and very charming, though at times, the pacing bordered on tedious. The dance and clowning pieces that break up the neutral mask scenes are a welcome breath of fresh air. Had it not been for them, I think I would have enjoyed the neutral mask piece much less. That said, everyone involved in this production is equally talented at what they do. The show is cute, charming, odd, and, most importantly, entertaining. A very enjoyable night at the theatre.
This summer, Live Action Set jumps back on the stage with a brand new creation. This time, the award-winning, genre-bending troupe is guided by one principle: no BS. Mask sans mask and an 8-bit soundtrack, Basic North successfully avoids the direction leading to a lackluster blend that is the middling mean. Poignant, poetic, and amusingly astounding, Live Action Set carves out new artistic avenues in the most intriguing show of the season.
Chapter 1- Without Wax directed by Dario Tangelson
Chapter 2- Quiet Heart directed by Noah Bremer
Chapter 3- Start Select directed and choreographed by Emily King and Ryan Underbakke
About the Ticket Supplier: Live Action SetLive Action Set is a Minneapolis-based physical theater performance company founded in 2003 by four directors/choreographers/performers, Noah Bremer, Galen Treuer, Megan Odell, and Vanessa Voskuil.
Committed to creating original, ensemble-driven performances that dissolve boundaries between artistic disciplines the company's productions have been widely hailed as "courageous", "beautiful" and "daring." Live Action Set believes in the power of collaboration to make a difference in their community.