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engaging the audience – surprise them and be surprised

Virtual Reality Circus soundcheck – foto by muenchen 852

over a week ago (time flies when you’re having fun) I hosted and performed the first Virtual Reality Circus at i-camp theater. it was not only ment to be a great show but I wanted to try a couple of things. I looked at it as a great performance experiment.

I wanted to engage the audience.

now, everyone has seen tons of shows, theater pieces, films etc. and so we’re all hard to impress. what do people do when they go to a concert? they drink, chat and watch the band without getting involved. next!

with this show I started an experiment to surprise people, catch them on the wrong foot, wake them up and get their attention.

I did the following:

1. I put them all on stage. we even turned the stage entrance into the main entrance, so when people entered the theater they were right smack dab in the middle – on stage!

2. that wasn’t enough. I set up the band in a way so the audience was right in the middle of the band. I was in the center, a bit elevated on a round and rotating(!) mini stage for everyone to see. the musicians were in each corner of the stage and the audience was right between us.

3. the dancers and acrobats were a bit to the side of the band and when they performed the audience had to move from the band over to where they were. there was no seating in the theater, so if you wanted to see the action you had to move where the action was!

4. about 40 minutes into the show it was time for a break. 10-15 minutes. I told the audience to leave the performance space and go into the lounge/bar. I wanted them all out.

5. at the bar they got a little surprise as we played a mini set of 4 songs for them as sort of a weird rugged bar combo.  a mini concert within the show.

6. after the break at the bar everyone had to move back onto the stage to see the rest of the show.

did it work? oh yes it did! I didn’t get one negative point of feedback. instead I (for the first time) got really helpful and productive positivve feedback from a lot of people. people love to be involved! now, a week later I started to work on the things that I learned from the show. things I want to improve so next time it will be even more of an unusual setting for the audience.

bottom line:

people want to be involved. they love it and they thank you for letting them be involved.

people love to be surprised, so go ahead and surprise them. their reaction will be a surprise for you in return.

reflect on what happened and start improving. to improve whatever you do is key to make people talk about you. and when they talk, you knwo what happens…

looking forward to the next big Virtual Reality Circus

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virtual reality circus – aftermath

thanks everybody for coming out last friday. I had a blast playing for you!

I’d like to thank all the performers and the team from i-camp theater for their support. special thanks goes out to robert schmelcher for extraordinary sound engineering and to zehra of muenchen852!

the next virtual reality circus will be announced as soon as I have all the details together.

you can always stay tuned here.
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open rehearsal Virtual Reality Circus

as promised, here’s the date and time for our open online rehearsal stream at i-camp theater in munich.

you can watch us play a couple of songs from the program of tomorrow (march 12th) night’s Virtual Reality Circus on my online live stream. via online chat you can ask questions and interact with the band!

open rehearsal starts at 19h (GMT+1, Munich Time) and will be about 20 minutes.

the Virtual Reality Circus starts at 20:30h and it will be live online, too!

I hope you will enjoy this as much as I do!
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Xpert performance at rehearsal

here’s a small piece of the first rehearsal of music of ghouls, which is part of the Virtual Reality Circus (live 12th march 2010 at i-camp theater, munich.) vaudeville 2.0 powered by ORkAaN Music+Art Productions, muenchen 852 and i-camp. hope you enjoy the piece.

by the way, here are the details about the song, incl. lyrics.

The Xpert

bestechung im showbusiness – bribery and showbusiness

this article is in german because I’d like to reach out to fans and future fans around munich, whom I’m going to bribe to come see my show. english translation is below the german text!

ich werde euch hier öffentlich bestechen, um zu meinem Virtual Reality Circus am 12. März ins i-camp Theater zu kommen und/oder um die show als produzent zu unterstützen. dafür gibt es 2 pakete, das

VRC Collective Ticket” und den “VRC Collective Producer“. mit beiden paketen könnt ihr den eintrittspreis und den produzentenpreis um 40-50% senken!

wie das geht? so gehts:

VRC COLLECTIVE TICKET

wenn ein minimum von 20 leuten bis 10.März tickets zur show kauft, zahlen alle nur €8,40 statt €14.- eintritt!

wenn das minimum von 20 leuten nicht zustande kommt, gibt es keinen rabatt, dafür aber das geld zurück!

das handbuch zum VRC Collective Ticket:

1. kaufe eine karte: überweise €8,40 via paypal an info@orkaan.com (betreff: VRC Collective Ticket)

2. kaufen bis 10.märz 20 leute oder mehr karten via paypal, so setze ich alle eure namen auf die gästeliste und ihr seid für €8,40 in der show.

3. kaufen weniger als 20 leute bis 10.märz tickets, so überweise ich euch umgehend am 11.märz die €8,40 zurück!

keiner verliert. ihr kommt entweder billiger rein, oder ihr bekommt euer geld zurück.

VRC COLLECTIVE PRODUCER

dieses paket funktioniert ebenso wie das VRC Collective Ticket. nur mit dem unterschied, dass ihr nicht nur eintrittskarten bekommt, sondern die show als produzent finanziell unterstützt, so dass alle beteiligten künstler und techniker gebührend bezahlt werden können.

vergiss nicht: die show ist für dich 1,5 stunden bestes entertainment und spass, für die künstler sind es ca. 10000 stunden harter arbeit und disziplin, denn so lange braucht ein mensch im durchschnitt, um eine kunst zu meistern.

und so funktionierts:

wenn bis 10.märz 10 leute oder firmen das VRC Collective Producer Paket kaufen, senke ich den preis für das paket für alle beteiligten um 50%, von €400.- auf €200.-

wenn das minimum von 10 leuten nicht zustande kommt zahle ich das geld umgehend an euch zurück!

Inhalt des VRC Collective Producer Pakets:

1. jeweils 2 vip-freikarten (von allen künstlern handsigniert) zum Virtual Reality Circus am 12.3. im i-camp theater in muenchen.

2. ich setze eure namen als produzenten der show auf alle meine websites und social networks (www.orkaan.com, http://www.juergenreiter.com, facebook, twitter und myspace), ausser ihr wollt anonym bleiben.

3. ich nehme eure namen als produzenten/sponsoren auf in meine pressemitteilungen und in mitteilungen all meiner medienpartner. (ausser ihr wollt anonym bleiben)

4. wenn ihr eine website habt (und wer hat wohl heute keine mehr), gebe ich euch ein widget (powered by peoplezapping), mit dem ihr die show live auf eurer website übertragen könnt und so noch mehr zugriffe auf eure seite generieren könnt.

5. ihr erhaltet ein persönliches video (ca. 3-5 minuten) der show für eure website oder euer protfolio. (das video wird nach der postproduction an euch gesendet. ca. 1 woche nach der show)

Handbuch zum VRC Collective Producer:

1. überweise €200.- via paypal an info@orkaan.com (betreff: VRC Collective Producer)

2. wenn am 10.märz das minimum von 10 leuten erreicht ist, setze ich alles in bewegung, um euch zu featuren. wurde das minimum nicht erreicht, überweise ich das geld ohne abzüge am 11.märz wieder an euch zurück.

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Virtual Reality Circus ist eine veranstaltung von ORkAaN Music+Art Productions und muenchen852

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ENGLISH VERSION

I’m going to openly bribe you to come to the Virtual Reality Circus on March 12th at i-camp theater in munich and/or sponsor the show. there are two packages to collectively drop the prices to the show and sponsorship 40-50%.

1. VRC Collective Ticket

2. VRC Collective Producer

here’s how it works:

VRC COLLECTIVE TICKET

if a minimum of 20 people sign up to buy tickets for the show by March 10th, all who signed up get a 40% discount on the ticket price. (€8,40 instead of €14)

if less than 20 sign up, no one gets the deal, instead you get your money back!

VRC Collective Ticket handbook:

1. sign up: make paypal payment of €8,40 to info@orkaan.com (ref: VRC Collective Ticket)

2. if the minimum 20 has been reached on March 10th your name will be on the guestlist and you’re in at €8,40. (if the minimum 20 has not been reached you’ll get the full payment back on march 11th!)

VRC COLLECTIVE PRODUCER

you’d like to help produce my Virtual Reality Circus, so artists can get paid for their hard work and dedication to give you 1,5 hours of high scale entertainment? (remember, 1,5 hours of high class entertainment for you is about 10000 hours of hard work and study for each individual artist to master his craft!)

thank you for understanding and for being great!

here’s how it works:

if a minimum of 10 people/companies sign up to buy the VRC Collective Producer package by March 10th, all who signed up get a 50% discount on the package price. (€200 instead of €400)

if less than 10 sign up, no one gets the deal, but you’ll get your money back!

the VRC Collective Producer Package includes:

1. free tickets (2 each) for the show on March 12th.

2. Credit of your name on exposed positions on all our websites and social networks (www.orkaan.com, http://www.juergenreiter.com, facebook, twitter, myspace)

3. we’ll communicate you as our producer/sponsor to the press, so you’ll get extra exposure on our connected networks and partners.

4. if you have a website (well, who doesn’t) we’ll give you a widget to stream the show live on your website and drive extra traffic to your site.

5. you’ll receive a personalized video (about 3-5 minutes) of the show to put on your website or portfolio. (we’ll send the video after postproduction, about 1 week after the show)

sign up instructions:

1. make paypal payment of €200 to info@orkaan.com (ref: VRC Collective Producer)

2. if the minimum 10 has been reached on march 10th we’ll work our butts off to get you the exposure you deserve! (if the minimum 10 has not been reached you’ll get the full €200 back on march 11th)

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online live stream, a circus and virtual reality

with the Virtual Reality Circus coming up on March 12th 2010 at i-camp theater, munich I thought it would be nice to give you a little extra treat.

I will be streaming live performances (from my studio) from the new program “Music of Ghouls” (which is part of the Virtual Reality Circus) plus interviews with the artists such as step2diz and acrodanse , stories about the music’s characters and more.

while delivering all that online right to the comfort zone of your armchair, bathtub or office via peoplezapping, I ask nothing more than for you to tune in and enjoy, and to let me know your thoughts and whishes in the included live chat.

my peoplezapping is here.

broadcasting & chat dates are the following:

22nd February, 15:00 – 15:30 h

25th February, 15:00 – 15:30 h

1st March, 18:00 – 18:30 h

4th March, 18:00 – 18:30 h

8th March, 15:00 – 15:30 h

10th/11th March live rehearsal with full band (times will be announced soon)

12th March, 20:30 – 22:30 Virtual Reality Circus live from i-camp theater in munich.

(all times are Munich, Germany hours!)

talk soon!

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juergen reiter’s virtual reality concert is back in town

the performance on november 10th went quite well and it was great fun to play in such a distinguished theater setting.

due to numerous requests to do it again, I decided to step up the game a notch or two. so, this time I’m hosting the virtual reality concert at one location, versus spreading it out over several locations in town.

i-camp theater gave me another evening to go crazy and turn their place upside down.

it’s time to get the show rolling and I already started to work on the advanced concept to give you the ultimate performance experience of spring 2010.

the date I can tell you , everything else is still top secret.

March 12th 2010 at i-camp theater, munich

if you’d like to receive further informtaion about the show’s progress and additional gimmicks (like receiving free music from the performance), please subscribe to my twitter or join the show’s facebook group.

virtual reality concert will again be supported by muenchen 852