The silent dinner parties are on the front page of the lifestyle section of ABCnews in the US today! Reporter Joanna Prisco introduces some interesting statistics about how we are increasingly intolerant of noise and crowds while we are eating.
It seems the experience is spreading ;) how wonderful! The more Silent Dinner Parties in the world the better! I will be mounting more in the US at the end of the year. If you would like to be involved in that process drop me a line. For now I am scheduling the events in Europe over the next couple of months.. so you can also buzz me about that if you would like to be involved in any way, as a host venue or a participant.
Some moments from the events in March this year with the Adelaide Fringe Festival. It was a wonderfully animated run. Very theatrical, with silent performances and heaps of mime over the four nights. Could it be that we had a clown in our midst? Yes, the fabulous Mr. Bravo Child brought his refined sense of embodiment to the table for us all, with intricately detailed moments woven through every situation and imagined objects outlined in our attention, and offered for us to share. It was epic.
There was the Silent Band, complete with guitar smashing solo, an orchestra being conducted in the round with strings and wind, keys and more, an electro dance party with a DJ. complete with podium dancing. Whoda thunkit – all that music without sound?! The romantic couple in a slow dance topped off the last hour on the last night – who needs music, let’s dance to the beat of our hearts x We had a few rounds of musical chairs, and I must say that the night the peeps from the fringe festival crew were in attendance it got rather competitive.. pouncing for that final chair! We had an award ceremony to commemorate that moment. 3 winners on one chair.. hoorah!
I really enjoyed the run. 30 people a night, 4 nights, aaahhhhmazing food – hard to top the love stack (see pictured below). Made for a great round of charades to the tune of the song ‘love shack, baby love shack’ which was also hummed on numerous occasions around the kitchen. But what a wonder when we decided to prep it in the greater outdoors on the first night. It was such an art to put together, the visual feast got a well deserved spectatorship.