Mind games and street action

February 8, 2015 4:04 PM

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Mind games and street action

You could call Jacqueries a transmedia performance, a piece of site-specific dance-theater, an interactive multi-media event. But what was most deliciously, engagingly unnerving about this Filmgate Interactive event was the way Jacqueries gives reality a melodramatic virtual twist. It jacks your imagination to a degree most of us probably haven’t experienced since we were kids playing a game of make-believe. Jacqueries repeats at 6 and 8 p.m. on Sunday – if you possibly can, go.

Canadian choreographer/computer programmer Jacob Niedzwiecki promised a Jacqueries app (which he created especially for this performance) would layer effects and images over the action. But the most captivating part for me was less what happened on the small screen, but the way that the six excellen...

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