A dance performance for Mona Foma will pull the audience in to the act of creating.
Reactor is the project of TasDance and youth dance group Stompin', and involves 24 dancers aged from 11 to 30.
It will take place in the Touring Exhibitions Gallery at Queen Victoria Museum, the first gallery after you enter the museum.
When an audience member steps into a certain spot on the floor, a dancer will begin to move based on how that audience member acts: a reaction of improvisation and in-the-moment creativity.
"It's 100 per cent interactive," TasDance artistic director Adam Wheeler said. "It's a two hour work, and audience members will be able to come in and out throughout Mona Foma."
"When you come to see Reactor, you are straight away a part of the work," Stompin artistic director Caitlin Comerford said.
"We need you, as an audience member, to come in and activate the dancers: to work out how you can control them and manipulate them, and play around with someone who is probably a stranger to you.
"It's kind of like being in a video game: you have the controls, and you have to work out what those controls do.
"I think there will be a varied response to the work: some people might come in for a bit and say 'OK, cool, I made someone jump up and down,' and then go and enjoy the rest of the festival, and we're hoping some people stay for the whole two hours."
The performance is the first collaboration between the two companies.
Both artistic directors said it was rare in Australia for a youth dance company to be able to perform together on the same footing with a professional dance company, as opposed to having professional dancers hold workshops and residencies with their beginner counterparts.
WHEN: Saturday, January 18 from 6pm to 8pm and Sunday, January 19 from 2pm to 4pm
HOW MUCH: Included in Mona Foma Festival Pass or relevant Day Pass