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Saturday 4 June–Sunday 5 June 2022   |   Multiple Times
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SURGE

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Sage One

Duration – 20 minutes

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Free, Ticketed

The darkness has descended and the surge is upon us.

SURGE is an immersive performance which brings to life our lost connection with water – a life-giving and destructive force.

On stage in Sage One, you’ll enter a multi-dimensional installation which uses immersive technology, electronic music, dance, and poetry to bring the spirit of the world’s most threatened resource to life.

SURGE is real-time production, fusing game-engine technology with live performance and spatialised sound. Two audience members will play an active role in the performance, driving the narrative with full body motion capture and virtual reality (VR) headsets. Back in the ‘real’ world, as part of a roaming audience, you can explore the installation on stage as monolithic LED screens act as windows into the tumultuous world of SURGE.

The performance features music by Anna Meredith, spoken word poetry by Vanessa Kisuule, and a live performance by The PappyShow.

SURGE will be livestreamed on our YouTube channel on Monday 6 June.

SURGE is part of the ImmexCity project, part-funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund.

 

ℹ️ Useful Information

Age Restrictions: 14+
SURGE is an immersive performance that contains adult themes so is not suitable for younger audiences. The performance uses multi-sensory elements including haze, scent and wind.

Tickets are allocated on an individual basis so if you’d like to attend in a group, please book individually.

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🚧 Construction works near Sage Gateshead

Site preparation works have now commenced on the NewcastleGateshead Quays development, to the east of Sage Gateshead. This means changes to the South Shore Road Car Park, pedestrian and car routes. Find out more.

Partners

ImmexCity is a pilot programme delivering a series of activities that have been designed to catalyse the organic growth and scale-up potential of the North East of England’s immersive technologies sector, advance the rate of immersive technology adoption across industry, support local people to find work in the sector, and open up new immersive driven cultural experiences to local people.

Digital Catapult is the UK authority on advanced digital technology. Through collaboration and they accelerate industry adoption to drive growth and opportunity across the economy. Through specialist programmes and experimental facilities, they make sure that innovation thrives and the right solutions make it to the real world.

Megaverse is an interactive studio based in Sheffield. By merging XR technologies with theatre, film, gaming, storytelling and the visual arts, Megaverse invites audiences to experience and explore the creative potential of technology.

OmBeond was founded in 2020 by Alex Winterbotham to create, produce and consult on immersive experiences with purpose at their centre. Recent credits include the ‘best of the British XR’ Immersive Arcade and Metamorphosis (a wellbeing-focussed virtual programme).

Tickets

Saturday 4 June 2022

Free

Sage One

Saturday 4 June 2022

Free

Sage One

Saturday 4 June 2022

Free

Sage One

Saturday 4 June 2022

Free

Sage One

Saturday 4 June 2022

Free

Sage One

Saturday 4 June 2022

Free

Sage One

Sunday 5 June 2022

Free

Sage One

Sunday 5 June 2022

Free

Sage One

Sunday 5 June 2022

Free

Sage One

Sunday 5 June 2022

Free

Sage One

Sunday 5 June 2022

Free

Sage One

Sunday 5 June 2022

Free

Sage One