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Audience Reviews have been incredible - TWIST is a a mind-bending experience about our choices wherein the audience pilots the direction oft he show. No two shows are the same: You are getting Twisted!

Crash Alchemy pairs dance, acrobatics, flow and movement with custom video content, sensor-based visuals, interactive lighting effects and alternative projection techniques and surfaces. Twist bridges the space between real life and our imagination and invites you to examine the motives and effects of our choices.

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Get tickets online at CrashAlchemyTwist.splashthat.com

We also released a sweet youtube video of the first weekend of performances:

FINAL WEEKEND SHOW SCHEDULE

Thur, Nov 19 - Art Outside Discount Night with Xenoglossya
Fri, Nov 20 - CAPYAC, Slooom, and Amanda Gregory
Sat, Nov 21 - featuring Raby
Sun, Nov 22 - Bourgeois Mystics and Amanda Gregory








Click on the Photo below for a gallery of TWIST Weekend 1
Photos by Earl McGhee

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Well friends, it's been one heck of a week, and we are grateful for it all!

Art Outside was rained out and cancelled Saturday morning, but Friday night was beautiful collaborating with Liberation Movement and joining Beautiful Chorus for opening ceremony. There was relatively little damage considering the immense amount of water that hit Apache Pass, so we feel very grateful for ourselves and everyone else to be safe and sound.... 

The other side of the Art Outside weather is that we were not able to perform our TWIST preview or promote our Indiegogo. With time closing in on the deadline for our Indiegogo, we still need all the love we can get to make TWIST as badass as possible. Here's a little photo from our tech rehearsal before the rains hit Art Outside:

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THE SPIRES AT ESCAPE TO WONDERLAND IN SOCAL THIS WEEKEND

If you happen to make it out to the Insomniac Halloween Event this weekend in San Bernadino, CA, be sure to look out for The Spires installation up and running with full interactivity and awesome! Check out this sweet pic by Daniel Zetterstrom at Symbiosis:

 

 

 

 

 


Dearest Friends and Lovers,

I am asking today for your support. If you are receiving this particular email, we may not have connected for awhile, and you might be wondering what I've been up to.... Well, for the last 2 and a half years, I've been working harder than I ever have in my life to build my dream collective - a group of artists and performers and techmeisters working together to bridge the space between real life and the imagination. To take us into both dark and beautiful places, to come out on the other side with questions about ourselves that can plant the seeds of transformation.

About 13 years ago, I was bestowed the nickname "Agent Red". This name became mine because I believe in what I jokingly call Benevolent Propaganda - the principle of using the slippery places of entertainment for positive change, rather than feeding addictions, disconnections, insecurities, and confusion/misinformation. I believe in the power of the space we go to when we are entertained, and the IMMENSE potentiality of the openness we achieve when interacting and engaging with entertaining stories. As artists, the more we ask questions, and the less we give answers to our audience, the more pure the message is..... The more immersive the experience, the clearer the channel, and more powerful the potential. We can play out and recreate our “stories” in this place, we can ask ourselves the most important questions without judgement, and this I have found to be my service to others.

When I fell 12 feet in an aerial performance almost five years ago, I lost my ability to perform, but I gained so much more. I had the gift of a circumstance that forced me to look at myself and what was important to me.

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I began to ask myself  "How can I help people...:

#1 be better to themselves, their friends, community, and their earth?
#2 practice self-forgiveness and
#3 tap into their own creative potential?

#2 and #3 in turn empower us and lead us back to #1 again and so on and so forth....


So after a couple years of confusion and cleansing and doubting and rebirthing, I came to the realization, that this is my service, and Crash Alchemy came out of that. Not at first. At first a few people came out of the woodwork and offered the support and instigation I needed and NEVER would have asked for. We have had an incredible evolution only made possibly by our many collaborators and friends over the years, but more than anyone it was made possible by the first couple of people who really believed and showed their support, including Matthew Pallamary and the entire cast and crew of Land Without Evil - Show & Collaborators, Jacki Havlak, Stephen MacMillan Moser, Kate Parlee, and Randi Southard, Faith Beltz, Marcus Swagger, and João Data.

“Asking” for support has always been a challenge for me, and this takes a lot, but I know it’s the right thing to do, and that it’s vital for what lies ahead, so here goes:

I’m asking each of you who reads this to give something to our first-ever crowdfunding campaign - and if you can’t donate money, leave a comment on our campaign page. We have $1 levels of support, $5 levels, discount pre-sale tickets to our new show, TWIST, with performances Nov 13 - 15 and 20 - 22 in Austin, TX. Plus deep discounts on Art Outside Tickets, Crash shirts, dates with crashers, custom photo shoots, singing telegrams, and events, and a whole bunch of other cool stuff that comes right back to you in deepest gratitude.

Here is the link to our campaign:

The campaign is for our new show, TWIST, running November 13 - 15, 20 - 22 in Austin. This is a different kind of show then we have ever put on, where the audience chooses different directions to go, based on archetypal choices we have to make throughout our lifetimes. I'm really excited to share this with you, and promise we won’t let you down. Here's a little picture with the information on it as well, if you'd like to spread the word!

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Thank you for taking the time to read this and for doing your part, dancing your dance, singing your song.  IF you haven’t been there recently, do it. Sing and Dance and do the things only YOU were meant to do and we’ll be holding it down over here in Austin, TX, representing the divine tricksters.

Aho,
Sarah AgentRed Johnston

 

 

**I've added a lot of old friends from my address book and I've had some help with that process. If this letter is unwelcome or unfamiliar, feel free to let me know and I can remove you. Thank You!



For the first time ever, Crash Alchemy is seeking support from the community to finish development on our brand new interactive stage show, TWIST. This is a truly unique project, where the audience directly influences the material and no two shows are ever the same. The setting is the twisting maze that is this life, and the foundation is our individual and collective choices that determine our experience.  Our choices are our freedoms and our resposibilities - our highest and lowest points are based on them, and they are always present.  We have a ton of interesting perks for people in Austin and to ship to wherever you are!   We have discounted TWIST presale tickets and the lowest price on AO tickets available for your support.   Check out the campaign  here or by clicking the photo below.

 

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SKIN CANCER UPDATE

My surgery went really well, and on the tail end of 8 days camping at a festival, things are looking pretty good!   I get to wear this stylie blue tape for two months to help the skin even out and so far, it's turned out to be a great way to meet new friends and strike up conversation.  I'm even more inspired to take care of my health after this experience, and among other things, will be building my wide-brim hat collection!  Here's a little photo of the current status - with and without the tape....

 

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ART OUTSIDE DISCOUNT AND CRASH TICKETING LINK

Yay!  We are performing our  3rd consecutive Art Outside and will be previewing excerpts of the new show TWIST along with some other new material at our stage show at 3am Saturday Night at the midway stage, right after Peelander Z.  We are thrilled to share this ticketing link for tickets to this years Art Outside festival at Apache Pass.  If you get tickets at this link, a generous percentage goes to support our performance there, and if you use the code "CRASH", you get $10 off a 3 day or 4 day pass.  NOTE:  We also have tickets for an even larger discount available on our new Indiegogo Campaign, but they are limited to 10, so get them while you can.

 

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VIDEO - THE SPIRES AT SYMBIOSIS

Both the Spires and our two stage shows were a huge hit at Symbiosis - we really brought a unique vibe to the event and it was the largest West Coast presence we have had yet - with 10 Spires Crew and 14 performance collaborators.   Everyone loved interacting with the Spires, we met some friends and fans for life, and will be releasing the performance recap soon.   Check out the Spires recap video on youtube by clicking on the photo below, filmed and edited by Crash Interactive Designer, Daniel Schaeffer. 

 

 

 

 

 




We are really excited to have had such an an incredible 2015: as a diverse collection of performers, technologists, fabricators, designers and overall magic-makers with a expectedly diverse cache of projects and adventuresthis year in performance, experiential design and installations.
Looking toward the future, we are moving into a new rehearsal space August 1st in preparation for a brand new show,Twist. We can’t wait to share the process with you!


We have a new website! CrashAlchemy.com is mysteriously captivating and we invite you to check in as we release more current content, plus
merchandise, class scheduling, and event information. Website and design by Nathan Malachowsky and Graphic Design and Brand Design by Amanda Raby.

 


 


Auditions for our New Stage Show, TWIST


Seeking new collaborators and casting 8 roles for Twist, our new high-tech, crowd-interactive show opening Fall 2015. Choose one of the two audition dates, July 12 and July 19th Austin, TX and prepare a 2-3 minute piece. We are open to additional collaborators in Lighting, Video, Sound, Music, Visual Effects, Design, Fabrication, and specialty skills as well. Email us for an appointment or more information.

 

 

 



CRASH INTERACTIVE - IT'S OFFICIAL!


Once upon a time, Crash Alchemy fuzed performance and technology onstage and in crowd-immersive environments. Our sister company, Clever Maven , created and curated immersive and engaging events and installations using technology, design, with a fierce commitment to the Experience. Over time, Crash Alchemy has fortified it's operation and now is independently building our own unique version of these creative experiences.


Our first big art installation, The Spires, has been to SXSW, Euphoria Festival, Lightning in a Bottle, and The National Maker Faire this year so far, and will also be hitting Symbiosis Gathering in September. 5 - fifteen ft. tall light-interactive sculptures, controlled by the human body, using a sensor and a movement surface with laser-etched illuminated tiles corresponding to the movement. Check out some photos from the Digital Arcade we created at SXSW 2015, including the Spires.

 


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OUR NEW HOME - OH THE POSSIBILITIES - BAM ACADEMY SOUTH


Bam Academy is an incredible Parkour, Acrobatics, and Fitness School in North Austin that is opening a brand-new, expandedSouth Austin Location in September 2015. It will have dance, aerial and acrobatics facilities, a green screen harness area for stunts and digital effects, and a black-box theater for all kinds of cutting-edge movement and performance, along with a training area and giant parkour course. The entire space is 26000 square feet of awesome and they are reaching out to the community to bring this space to its fullest potential. Please check out their crowdfunding campaign and support our new rehearsal and performance space and an incredible project!

 

 

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-bridging-all-movement-center-bam-academy#/story

 

 

 

2015 Spotlight Event - SXSW 2015 - Couch Trippin' with Lagunitas and Charles Bradley


Of all the parties, Lagunitas parties are our favorite. And what's not to love? The people behind Lagunitas are as refreshing and delightful as their beverages. It's a win-win anytime we get to work with them. We could go on about all our wonderful Couch Trippin' memories from all over the nation. Where to start?


Well, pictures are worth a thousand words, so check out this gallery by the talented Aaron Rogosin from the Lagunitas SXSW with Charles Bradley! That’s right, Lagunitas chose to end their 2015 Couch Trippin Tour with a bang at the Container Bar in Austin, TX with an incredible line up with Bradley, NPR Tiny Desk Winner Fantastic Negrito, King Tuff and more than 20 roaming Crashers with some help with some of our favorite NoLA dark carnie collaborators. Check out the face on the guy in the left of this shot for proof - Crashed it!


Click here for Facebook Gallery shot by Aaron Rogosin




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