Jump Current and our partners companies Working Group Theatre (Iowa City, USA) and La Barracuda Carmela (Bogotá, Colombia), along with a handful of independent artists and thinkers, gathered in Montreal in January 2016  to explore and develop The Riot Ballet – part theatre experience, part living game. Our work together flowed very quickly and productively – by the end of the week, we had a created a 90-minute participatory theatre experience, which we shared with an invited audience of about 40 people, who traveled through a prepared web of environments, encountering scenes, instructions, performative spaces, interactive experiences, and each other.

Collaborators: Angelique Wilkie (Concordia Contemporary Dance), Catalina Medina (Bogotá), Emer O’Toole (Concordia Irish Studies), James Nesbitt (Vancouver), Martin Andrews (New Mexico), and Noah Drew (Concordia Theatre), with consultation from Jonathan Lessard (Concordia Design & Computation Arts) and support from Joseph Browne.

We plan to create and premiere a full production of The Riot Ballet in Montreal late in 2017.