Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre will perform for audiences of one person (selected by online raffles)
Beginning on March 29, the Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre will allow a single audience member to attend each of its performances, which are now otherwise closed to the public and streamed live online, in accordance with safety measures imposed during the coronavirus pandemic. Patrons can enter the drawings for each show by registering online with the theater, which is calling the new viewing experience its “One on One” project.
“Is one person already an audience? How does this person’s presence affect the work of hundreds of people participating in a performance? Will this be enough to activate a ‘response loop,’ and will the performance still coalesce as a communicative act? Trying to find answers to these questions is the One on One project’s key objective,” says the theater on its website.