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Dance to tend full at runway stops

In this performance, we draw from the customary relationship between theatre ushers and the public present to rearticulate conditions and generate possibilities for a poetics of perception within the time and space of such prescribed encounters. This work leans on performative means and tactics in order to meet the public in a way that (un)suspends the time anticipated that typically flows before the ‘starting’ time of a theatre show. By using words and lines from selected playscripts, novels, and/or memoirs and drawing them out in the context of this piece, we try to challenge notions and perceptions implicit in acts of ‘positioning’ and ‘being positioned’ in a social space, both literally and metaphorically, beginning with the particular practice of theatre spectatorship.