504 E Locust St
Des Moines, California 50309

Bay Area Premiere!
A Rotozaza Production: Etiquette
By Ant Hampton and Silvia Mercuriali

Thu, Sep 16 – Sun, Sep 19
Thu, Sep 23 – Sun, Sep 26
Thu, Sep 30 – Sun, Oct 3
Thu-Sat: appointments at noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm
Sun: appointments at noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm

Etiquette is a half-hour participatory performance experience for two people, conceived by renowned UK-based art collective Rotozaza, who coined the term “Autoteatro,” a new performance genre whereby audience members perform the piece themselves, for each other. Participants – who may purchase tickets as a solo “performer” or as a pair – meet at YBCA, where they receive simple audio equipment and are guided to a nearby café. Other customers are not aware that there is a performance taking place. Participants sit at a table with carefully arranged objects and are given instructions about what to say and do and violà, the performer becomes the audience!

Etiquette exposes human communication at both its rawest and most delicate levels, and reveals that simple conversation is in fact a kind of theatre where the roles of “audience” and “actor” are imperceptibly assumed and exchanged. Etiquette offers a unique fantasy experience of speaking with someone you may or may not know without having to plan or even own what you say.

PLEASE NOTE: Advanced ticket purchase is strongly advised. Participants will meet at YBCA on the hour and then be guided to the performance site.

Admission: $10 regular/$8 YBCA Member/Student/Senior/Teacher

Etiquette – 701 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 – YBCA Grand Lobby

Public Info:
415-978-2787 or ybca.org

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Added by ybcapr on August 27, 2010

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