In 2014, Renaud Wiser creates Please Be Seated with New Movement Collective.
Exploring conventions of behaviour and control, Please Be Seated uses the ‘orthodox’ space of a theatre auditorium and invites us to reimagine its particular conventions and our collusion in them.
Presenting a totalitarian society, which can only operate through group consensus but where the needs of the individual also clamour for acknowledgement, Please Be Seated reveals absurdities within political systems and every day structures.
Concept and Performance
NEW MOVEMENT COLLECTIVE
Clara Barbera (Spain)
Malgorzata Dzierzon (UK)
Marketing & Design
Pedro Bonache Meli
Please Be Seated is supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Commissioned by Southbank Centre London and co-commissioned by South East Dance. Developed with support from Theatre Royal Winchester, Berklee College of Music Valencia, Societat Filharmònica Música I Art of Picanya and Espai Rambleta in Valencia. Supported by Richard Thomas Foundation, Marina Kleinwort Trust, Polish Cultural Institute London, Antonio Galera, Maria Jose Pascual, Anne-Marie Keller, Naomi Russell, Andrew Brentnall and Dance Company Studios Beckenham. With special thanks to all who contributed to JustGiving and those who have offered their professional guidance, advice and support throughout this project.