We have approached our second show week now! I am pleased to see that everything ran smoothly in the past week, and we have received some lovely comments and feedbacks from the audience!
One of the best thing about live performances is that the energy changes every night in every show- The dynamic and the atmosphere of the performance alter because of the ‘presence’ of the production crew, performers, and the audiences. Different energies were brought into space every day in the past week, and that have affected the performers’ intake from the performance space. Every night is different; every night is a new start!
It is interesting to point out how my perspectives of the show have changed throughout the process. After watching the ‘same sequences’ for so many times, I realised my attention shifted to some hidden elements of the performance that I was not aware of at the beginning- I started to pay attention to the lights and shadows, and how it has affected my view as an audience and how it heightens the moves and images onstage; and I became intrigued in the reflections of the light on the dancers’ bodies during the piece!
I love TRAUM. And I wish this can go further and further into different stages at different international venues in the future!
‘I can take any empty space and call it a bare stage. A man walks across this empty space, whilst someone else is watching him, and this is all that is needed for an act of theatre to be engaged’. – Peter Brook
Before our first public audience last night, TRAUM had everything needed for ‘an act of theatre’: The ‘bare stage’, two bboys, the set, the props, the crew, the story… BUT we were still lacking of an audience! We are delighted to have our first group of spectators yesterday evening, supporting and witnessing this moment of birth of a new and experimental play by Theatre Absolute and Moving Spaces!
It was wonderful to see TRAUM live with an audience, as it gave a completely different feeling towards the outcome. Audience has given so much energy toward the performers, and not to forget, the intimate space of the Shop Front Theatre allows a stronger energy exchange between the actors and the crowd.
Two shows down, and nine more to go! Even I have seen the plays a numerous of times now, the story still touches my heart and moves me deeply- It portrays the truth; It illustrates and speak faithfully about our reality.
The Shop Front Theatre would love to have you as an audience, and chill and chat with us after the show! Please come and support this fantastic piece of experimental theatre. You will love it, I promised.