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The Loopen
Experiment presents: Fleet
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The Loopen Experiment presents:


February 23-26, 9:30 PM
BATS Theatre, 1 Kent Tce
Tickets: waged $15 / unwaged $12 / Fringe Addict Cardholders $10
Bookings: 04 802 4175,
For more info:

Publicity contact: Daniel Allan, 03 3484351 / Cell. 0212329422

Loopen Launches Fleet

fleet / fli:t / 1. n. a number of ships operating together under a single directive. 2. swift, nimble 3. v. archaic adj. be transitory, glide away, vanish…

Christchurch theatre company The Loopen Experiment presents the world premiere of Fleet, a breathtaking new piece of physical theatre, in the late night slot at BATS as part of Fringe 07.

The Fringe debut of Fleet is the first stop on a tour that will include a comprehensive circuit of the South Island. Following this, Loopen will take Fleet to South America with the dual purpose of performing and learning new approaches to theatre.

Fleet, a fresh and sprightly piece of work, transcends spoken word and theatrical norms to bring Wellington audiences a visual treat, a mythical journey created almost entirely by the bodies, energy and imagination of this dynamic young company. The show will appeal to lovers of dance and theatre alike. Founding member Lisa Norriss describes the piece as “…passionate and inspiring, an adventure that takes us beyond the everyday.”

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The Loopen Experiment, a tight company of six members from various backgrounds has established a strong reputation since its conception two years ago, despite working part-time. Now, working full-time in 2007, the group is intent on making an impact with its brand of original and physical new works.

The group has looked locally for its inspiration. “Here at the end of the world, New Zealand is a land of people that have been on journeys,” says Daniel Allan, a group member who has worked as a professional improvisor with The Court Jesters for the last four years. “We wanted to create a story about journeying, built on the classic structure of a myth, but drawing from our kiwi experiences.”

The Loopen Experiment will be in town from the 19th of February, look out for their Random Acts of Theatre on the streets of Wellington.


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