The General's Residence — Nov 21st through Nov 23rd
Fort Mason Center Presents is proud to announce our partnership with LEVYdance for our 2013-2014 performance series. ROMP has been extended through Sunday, November 24, 2013!
Named one of the “Top 10 Moments in Dance” by the San Francisco Chronicle following its 2011 premiere, ROMP is an immersive experience where audience and performers inhabit the same space, raising the stakes for live performance and creating a welcoming environment that is charged with possibility. This limited engagement brings ROMP to the beautiful General’s Residence at Fort Mason Center.
Artistic Director Benjamin Levy creates a new relationship between audience and performer that heightens and activates the role of the viewer. ROMP seats dancers and audience members together at banquet tables, providing a familiar setting for everyday interactions to transform into an increasingly surreal and hyper-expressive world. Whether playful and exuberant or emotionally raw, this world unites audience and performer together in the experience. LEVYdance’s signature partnering and dynamic physicality are witnessed at close range, amplifying the intimate connections inherent in Levy’s work. San Francisco dance community artists join the company in these performances of ROMP to create a cast of 12.
The San Francisco Chronicle said, “Audience members were reluctant to leave, lingering at the tables and chatting with perfect strangers, as if it were difficult to leave such a good time behind.” The General’s Residence, a large two-story home completed in 1877 and wonderfully preserved by the National Park Service, provides an ideal setting for ROMP. LEVYdance hosts audiences in an experience that invites them from room to room, revealing fantastic surprises around every corner and culminating in a holiday meal for all.