Low battery, no charger. We look at our phone in fear. 0%… shutdown. Panic!
A phone booth… we can call from a phone booth. There used to be one in every corner, there must be some left. Except… there are none!
What would happen if there was a phone booth right here, right now? Would we survive the fusion between today and the 90’s, or fall into a nonstop loop of pop culture references?
Last Call is a street performance that follows the flow of today’s communication and allows the audience moments of interaction by calling our phone booth. With humor and using dance, movement and physical theater, we question the way we communicate today, how we behave in our social circles and how we are influenced by our phones, always drawing parallels between the “now” and the “then”.
Today everyone is connected at all times, always available to the whole world while at the same time disconnected from what’s around them. Fortunately, we have erased all boredom from our everyday lives and waiting in line is a thing of the past. Communication has evolved, social behaviors have evolved… the rules have changed.
Time for one last call… Who you gonna call?
Last Call is co-produced by Kultivera (Tranås), Municipality of Norrtälje, Youth center Verket (Norrtälje), Blå Huset (Tensta) and Barnens scen (Malmö).
With support from Region Skåne, Region Stockholm, Region Jönköping, KOKO 2020 Norrtälje – Kommunkoreograf and Kulturrådet.
Last Call is a street performance that revolves around a custom built old school phone booth. The booth is a set, an elevated mini stage, our music speaker and a working phone that we use to communicate with the audience.
Last Call is set as a 360º performance with audience all around the phone booth. It’s easy to adapt to indoor and outdoor spaces.
Duration: about 40 minutes. Premiered at the Passage Festival 2021 (Helsingør, Denmark)