Immersive Theatre

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Through non-conventional theatre, in the form of immersive theatre, the performative characteristics of scenic design are scrutinized. By transcending traditional dramatic performances, yet still incorporating similar characteristics taken from conventional theatre, immersive theatre stimulates the spectator’s theatrical experience while still making it new yet familiar. It is crucial to present or evoke an action through the depiction of fictional events, or at least, through the embodiment of the presentation of events, in the presence of the audience. Their experience of these events and the actions involved (whether visually, verbally, or physically) are of major importance to achieve the desired effect of immersive theatre. The audience …show more content…
It was the aim of this production to clearly tell a story through theatrical elements such as scenic design, lighting and music without the use of spoken text or actors. The concept itself is few and far between when compared with other student productions, especially when the program is predominantly performance-based. However, theatre students and other practitioners did find this notion questionable, proving that the concept of postdramatic theatre has yet to be introduced or is only familiar to …show more content…
In between each intersection, each variable results in a different form of reception. With visual arts and the audience, it results in mostly static viewing. The installation does not directly interact with its audience due to the distance between the two, therefore, for the most part, it requires static viewing. With theatre arts, there is still a division between the world onstage and the audience which entails static viewing. Nevertheless, there is still a reciprocation of reactions from the performers and the audience. It also requires active participation from the audience, otherwise, a performance would be one-sided. With visual arts and theatre arts, however, they are connected through production design, or in this case, scenic design. This is the process of designing itself. Considering that immersive theatre requires multimedia, the incorporation of visual and theatrical elements are what compose the installation. Given all these elements, immersive theatre is central to the entire model as it unifies all the variables and demonstrates how they all form one

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