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One of the most creative projects that BloodBanker has funded is Tableau Vivant of The Delirium Constructions a project for theater arts. This is the brainchild of Sarah Small, a photographer and artist from Brookyln, New York. Tableau Vivant of The Delirium Constructions is a play like no other, it will tickle your imagination and open your mind to a whole new level of artistry.
What is Tableau Vivant?
Literally, Tableau Vivant means “living picture”. This describes a group of suitably costumed actors who carefully posed and do not speak or move in the duration of the play. Practically, tableau vivant is the marriage of theater and painting or photography; thus emerges a new and sophisticated form of performance art.
What is Tableau Vivant of The Delirium Constructions?
This particular living picture presents to the audience 120 people who are randomly clad either in period costumes, contemporary fashion or in nakedness. They all pose and move on stage, doing a performance that incorporates classical aria, choral drones, local folk song, string instruments and arrhythmic gesture with choreographed movement.
To experience it is mind blowing. This is what Tableau Vivant of The Delirium Constructions wants the audience to experience in every performance they give.
Tableau Vivant of The Delirium Constructions is a multi-disciplinary performance art project derived from the processes and method of Small’s still photographic series. This 75 minute performance has 120 people in the cast that consists of vocalists, string players and models. The play explores different characters and themes brought together in the same space to study fanciful and close interactions.
Each performance of their planned tour will take music and movement that represents the cultural or regional character and tradition of every area.
Small conceived this wild idea when she was standing amongst the painting galleries at the Louvre. The paintings were full of emotions, expressions, gestures and meanings. Small thought what if the subjects of the paintings just got out from the frames to intermingle with one another? That was how Tableau Vivant of The Delirium Constructions came to life.
Tableau Vivant of The Delirium Constructions is not the type of performance you’d see on traditional theater houses. This performance art brings you something beyond the ordinary. It has bizarre mixtures of music, dance, visual spectacle and experiment.
Why support Tableau Vivant of The Delirium Constructions?
Sarah Small wants to take Tableau Vivant of The Delirium Constructions around the world and let people from different races and culture witness this peculiar yet ingenious performance art. She is asking support from the Kickstarter community to help her launch a two-year-long Global Tour for Tableau Vivant. The team will travel the world to allow for each performance to draw its identity from within the existing community starting in 2013. As they travel in various cities, the team will incorporate new musical repertoire into the performance which will be taken from site-specific cultural tradition and native folklore. Tableau Vivant of The Delirium Constructions aims to build community and connectivity through art – the kind of art the world has yet to see.
Update: Tableau Vivant of The Delirium Constructions has only 7 days left to go to reach their funding goal. Their goal is to reach $100,000 but they still have accumulated pledges of $20,959. It’s not going to be an easy feat, but with your generosity and trust for the project, we can help Tableau Vivant capture the rest of the world. Let’s not miss this chance to bring extraordinary project to a larger market.