collective creation devised/performed by collaborators from Canada,
the US, Colombia and Ireland:

, Noah Drew, Shannon Holmes, Shawn
Ketchum Johnson, Catalina Medina, Jamie Nesbitt, Emer O’Toole

Mark these dates in your summer

Wednesday, August 21 – Sunday, August 25, 2019

This world premiere is a playful, evocative,
experiential exploration of the tensions between individual and group, ideology
and flexibility, compliance and resistance, intention and doubt.

The Riot Ballet is an ambitious international theatrical creation
about riot, protest, crowd psychology and our longing to be a part of something
bigger than ourselves. What inspires people to make the leap from clicktivist
to activist? The Riot Ballet is an interactive, theatre/participatory game
hybrid beginning online before continuing live in a cluster of immersive
performance spaces. Audiences interact with characters and other audience
members, participating via instructions, puzzles, and
technologically-responsive environments. Participants may choose to engage to
whatever extent they are comfortable, or remain a passive observer. The task is
to avert a potential riot before it explodes. The show culminates in a safe but
spectacular burgeoning riot, where actions in the moment determine just how
intense the riot will become.

The Riot Ballet August
21-25, 7 shows only

Jump Current Performance/Working Group Theatre/La
Barracuda Carmela Theatre

At the Molson Building, 1450 Guy
St., 7th floor studios

Wednesday to Sunday 6:30pm;
Saturday & Sunday 2pm

Plan your riot early—tickets for August 21 & 22 are 2for1

link with details on how to be part of the event coming soon