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The Builders Association CONTINUOUS CITY

Performing Arts

Photos: Eamon Lochte-Phelps
The Builders Association
CONTINUOUS CITY
Thu, Apr 16, 2009 8 PM
Fri, Apr 17, 2009 8 PM
Sat, Apr 18, 2009 8 PM
"That's not politics, it's poetry...it's work of theatrical alchemy in which ideas are turned into art by making them more beautiful."-Wall Street Journal

The media-savvy Builders Association-who mesmerized audiences here with ALLADEEN and SUPER VISION-continue their multimedia examinations of our accelerated culture. CONTINUOUS CITY looks at how our "networked selves" are stretched to occupy multiple locations. Alternately experiencing a sense of location and dislocation, a traveling father and daughter find themselves in Shanghai, Los Angeles, Toronto, and Mexico City as they seek to sustain connectivity in the midst of high speed lives, transnational business dealings, and fading cell phone signals. With pointed humor and insight, CONTINUOUS CITY uses state-of-the-art technology to reflect the local and far-ranging lives people lead now.

The Wexner Center is one of the co-commissioners for this latest Builders' stage work, following up on our creative development and residency support for SUPER VISION. Sequences filmed here in Columbus will be integrated into CONTINUOUS CITY's globe-spanning dreamscape.

Be a part of the show: Head to xubu.cc and record a short video of yourself. All you need is a computer with a web cam--no technical expertise or fancy editing required--and a willingness to share your thoughts about "home."

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Lead coproducer: Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Coproducers: Carolina Performing Arts; Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies and the Arts Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley; Luminato Toronto Festival of Arts & Creativity.

Co-commissioners: BAM for the 2008 Next Wave Festival; Walker Art Center; Wexner Center for the Arts; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
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