Friday, July 3, 2009

Trannysaurus Rex

Ever wondered what an interpretive dance to Jurassic Park would be like? Okay, maybe not. But tonight at the Bloor Cinema, I witnessed a clever shadowcasting of Jurassic Park--that's right. The actors performed the movie on stage, while the actual movie was playing in the background.

A truly resourceful performance, where DNA was shown by an actor wearing a white jacket with the letters "DNA" emblazoned across the back. Dinosaurs galore! Two of them wore furry dinosaur masks and claws. They were pretty sexy. No, I mean it. They were burlesque-dancing dinosaurs.

Creative, of course--but also practical. Let's say someone forgets their cue; they could nonchalantly glimpse at the screen and remember what their blocking should look like. It's almost like having a virtual director in real time!

Tonight was the opening screening of Jurassic Park, Shadowcasting at the Bloor Cinema. It'll play again on Tuesday, July 7 and Saturday, July 11. Other shadowcasting performances include Buffy the Vampire Slayer, REPO! The Genetic Opera, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

If you're looking for a super original night out, check out one of these shows!