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Not strictly theatre, these are mass group events or performances that generally take place in public spaces in order to influence public opinion by occupying or exploiting the power of those sites.

During the revival of An Die Musik in 2000, Simmons discusses the origins of the original production and the process of its creation and compares it with the process of recreating it 25 years later.
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A film following the street performance Anabasis in Peru. It was an itinerant performance, based on exploiting the connections between the actors and the spectators who they encounter on their way.

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