Renga: The NYC Premiere!


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Renga: The NYC Premiere!

Renga is about finding a way home. Attacked and left for dead, our hero must carefully marshal their resources to build a new ship, confront their nemesis and finally return home. Only this hero isn't visible on the screen - it's the entire audience, working collectively to control the action using laser pointers directed at the screen. Turning the traditional hero's journey on its head, Renga asks the question - what if the ultimate reward can only be grasped by many hands? The show combines real-time crowd interaction technology, retro videogame aesthetics and a wry sense of humour to bring the audience together and leave them feeling a deep sense of camaraderie. The title refers to a form of collaborative poetry with 100 verses that blossomed in 15th century Japan. Guests: Adam Russell & Jonathan Sear, Dir.

Adam Russell and John Sear


British design duo Adam Russell and John Sear formed wallFour in 2011 with a mission to create playful experiences for live crowds. Both previously worked in the triple-A games industry on multi-million dollar projects, and now independently produce their own technology and content. Renga is
their largest work to date.

Series: NYFF50: Convergence

Venue: Howard Gilman Theater

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