Strike Anywhere

Strike Anywhere

Strike Anywhere strikes in Hanover this July!

Neighborhood stories are transformed into art.

Part treasure hunt, part improvisation, POP UP: An Artistic Treasure Hunt is a series of immersive site-specific performances that are inspired by the stories, memories, dreams, rumors, anecdotes and impressions of community members. Created by Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble (NYC) and the Tours Soundpainting Orchestra (France), these one-of-a-kind performances aim to inspire a sense of connection, wonder and whimsy. POP UP is crafted by each community in which it takes place. In the months leading up to the performance, Strike Anywhere Ensemble members station themselves in busy spots around town to interview people and map out places of significance. This directly informs the locations and happenings of the scavenger hunt coming this fall. That means they want to hear from you! In early July, look for their "lemonade stand" and be ready to share your silly stories and poignant memories. Strike Anywhere will also be leading a Soundpainting workshop to teach people this unique form of live-composition. Stay tuned for their full schedule of interviews and workshops.

About Strike Anywhere

Established in 1997, the Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble is an interdisciplinary collective of world-class improvisers. The company creates provocative performances and innovative education programs that promote empathy, creativity and civic engagement. SA performances always feature live music, physical theater and dance. Strike Anywhere is the preeminent theatre company in the United States practicing Soundpainting, a universal sign language developed by composer Walter Thompson for live composition with improvisers. Strike Anywhere has performed and taught in over 200 venues in 16 states and eight countries.   

About Soundpainting

In POP UP, Soundpainting is the key tool used to shape the performances. Soundpainting is a universal sign language for live-composition. The language comprises over 1500 signs and allows a conductor/composer to sculpt a performance in real-time with improvising actors, musicians, dancers and visual artists. The technique was created by N.Y. composer Walter Thompson during the late 1970's for use with jazz musicians. It has evolved into a multidisciplinary language that is practiced worldwide.