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Dance Marathon

19/05/2015 07:00 PM to
21/05/2015 10:30 PM
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Dance Marathon

Mayfest presents bluemouth inc's immersive show : there’s only one rule: keep moving your feet.

Dance Marathon

bluemouth inc. create immersive site-specific performances that marry choreography, text, original live music, and film.

In Dance Marathon, there’s only one rule: keep moving your feet.

Award-winning Canadian theatre collective bluemouth inc bring their worldwide smash hit Dance Marathon to Mayfest. It’s theatre, it’s a party, it’s a dance contest and it’s completely exhilarating and exhausting.

Based on the 1930s Depression-era American dance marathons, you are invited to dance the night away under the watchful eye of the referee on roller-skates, the ticking clock and accompanied by live music from our very own Dance Marathon house band.

In a three-hour endurance contest, compete with your fellow dancers to be crowned Dance Marathon champion. Those with two left feet can simply sit back and enjoy the fancy footwork.

Show runs 3hrs plus intervals

14 + This is an immersive show for all ages and for anyone between the ages of 14-90 who likes to dance.


To say that DANCE MARATHON breaks down the fourth wall – The imaginary wall that separates the audience from the performance in a traditional theatre – Is an understatement. IT ELIMINATES IT.

Kevin Griffin, Vancouver Sun

“bluemouth inc.'s Dance Marathon is perhaps the richest, fullest theatre experience I've ever had. This extraordinary event, which mashes up the dance marathon concept from the '20s and '30s with contemporary dance/physical theatre and a sort of live version of reality TV, is joyous, exhilarating, remarkably moving, and wondrously fun. Do it—it isn't a thing to merely be seen—and you will find the barriers and boundaries of conventional performance pushed wide open; you'll understand anew what theatre can be.”

Martin Denton, nytheatre.com1

Mayfest is seeking volunteer Dancers to be part of DANCE MARATHON

Dancers do not need to be professional and can be amateur, as long as they have some movement skills.

Volunteers will have an opportunity to work closely with this international collective, gain valuable experience and be part of a truly invigorating piece of theatre as part of the 2015 Mayfest

Dancers need to be available for all:
4 Rehearsals 13-16 May
Technical rehearsal Mon 18 May
3 Evening performances Tue 19-Thu 21 May

For more information or to submit your interest in this opportunity please contact:

Stephen O’Connell
bluemouth inc.

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