Thursday, 22 January 2009

An Audience with Elizabeth

I am recently involved in the performance 'An Audience With Elizabeth', part of the ongoing project 'The Gourilla Couture MOVIEMINT'. The profile of Lady Elizabeth in Facebook is for communicating next performances and concept of the project.


A Playground for Imagination

'audience with ELIZABETH' is a Performance Art Movie Theatre. Which means we aim to create a live theatrical experience that we capture on film.

This Wednesday is the first event of its kind and part of a two year development plan to bring about THE GEURILLA COUTURE MOVIEMINT.

MOVIEMINT is an eco-dynamic arts movement where films about ‘new worlds’ and ‘new points of view’ are a catalyst for invention, innovation and cultural healing.

The eco-dynamic concept fuses artisan skills, environmental and cultural awareness to promote commercially constructive community living, products and a process that contribute to a more creative global economy.
The MOVIEMINT concept is designed to embrace and address our world in crisis with opti-vision, courage and style. This style is GEURILLA COUTURE - 30% new 70% old.

MOVIEMINT aims to maximize capital returns, fair trade and social benefit by engaging the audience from the onset of the development and production process - audiences with the characters, Front line club nights and
live movie theatre events cultivate an intimate and dynamic relashionship with the target audiences. The films have emphasis on cultural healing, stand up as valuable works of art in themselves as well as being a ‘shop
front’ to promote new ideas, artists, products and art forms.

MOVIEMINT’s premiere project is a series of 4 full length feature films - ‘The Royall Franchise’.

A present day ‘Wonderland’ style ‘female Bond’ fantasy drama about an odyssey to a ‘new world’. Led by the reincarnation of Elizabeth I & Ladies of her ‘Enigma’ court - otherwise known as the women next door who
just happen to be eight goddesses who have come to save the earth! As the women use beauty and thought to rescue the world from a tyrannical demon king, an epic cinematic adventure invested with magic,
chicanery, supernatural events, political and familial intrigue unfolds...


We will be introducing the world of the film for the first time so it is quite lose and experimental.

The evening will be in five parts and will be filmed continuously (which means after every hour we all have to freeze while the camera man changes tape)

1) 6.30 - 7.30pm

Audience arrive, mingle, play and create in the MOVIEMINT Playground. We will have various adornment, craft and meditation activities that stretch the imagination and encourage people to participate and interact.
There will also be a lucky dip where people can win a 10min massage or a private audience with the Queen. Tickets will also be sold for dinner.
Here volunteers are COURTIERS OF ENIGMA COURT and create an improvised performance art scene in front of the venue to welcome and attract the audience.

2a) 7.30 - 8.45pm

Dinner is served. Those who have tickets will eat and those who are not will move to a separate area for a music workshop to form the Royall Choir.
Volunteers are welcome to eat free or do the choir workshop and they can move and mingle and ensure people know what's happening.

2b) 8.45 - 9.00pm

Audience move into the auditorium
Volunteers move with audience and guide them. Here the stage is open for performance should anyone wish to improvise.

3) 9.00 - 10.00pm


A performance with a 15min interval where we sell Ice-creams.
Volunteers will be part of the audience and there are some one -liner questions that we need you to ask the Queen as part of the performance (given and practice at 6pm)
We will also ask you to help sell ice-cream during the interval.

4) 10.00pm - 10.30pm

Q & A and discussion about 'The New World'.
Volunteers part of the audience

5) 10.30pm - 1.00pm

Audience after party - a musical tribute to 50 years of Motown and Obama's inauguration.
Volunteers are free to have a wonderful time and help clear up backstage if they so wish.

The next event will be a screening of this event at Westminster Abbey.
We will have a MOVIEMINT NEWSPAPER PROGRAM where each contributing artist will have an article about who they are and what they are doing.
Please ensure we have all your contact details and that you have filled out the PARTICIPATING ARTIST FORM before you leave.