Pop Up, an artistic treasure hunt
An international collaboration by the Tours Soundpainting Orchestra (Tours, Fr.) and Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble (New York City, NY).
POP UP is an artistic treasure hunt. The public is guided to a series of 15-20 site-specific performances via poetic clues on a hand-painted map. Over the course of 2-3 days, performances pop-up on the street, in windows, parks, plazas and businesses throughout one neighborhood. Inspired by interviews with local residents and business owners about that neighborhood, short pieces of music, theater, dance and visual art are sculpted through a universal live-composing sign language called Soundpainting.
POP UP brings to life the unique history and essence of a neighborhood by highlighting its everyday spaces and amplifying the stories of the local community.