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Name for a theatre company - any suggestions?

 
 
Reply Sun 15 Apr, 2012 05:06 am
Hia guys,
I'm setting up a contemporary opera/ experimental theatre company and trying to come up with a name. I want it to mean either multimedia, or 'joining' like an intersection; an intersection of different media, a place where things get put on top of one another to lend each other qualities and become more than the sum of their parts.
Can anyone think of any words, metaphors, phrases, academic words from any subject; physics, biology, maths etc.
Here are a list of words whose meanings I like, but they aren't good enough words in themselves to be a name:
paradigm
paragon
join
media
intersection
cross
bisect
combine
amalgamate
merge
syntax
conjunct
model
fasten
crux

Thanks X
 
dlowan
 
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Reply Sun 15 Apr, 2012 06:52 am
@The Pentacle Queen,
Nexus?
Cyracuz
 
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Reply Sun 15 Apr, 2012 06:58 am
@The Pentacle Queen,
Quote:
become more than the sum of their parts.


As in synergy?

Does it have to be one word?
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hingehead
 
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Reply Sun 15 Apr, 2012 06:59 am
@The Pentacle Queen,
Hey PQ

blend
tapas
dogs breakfast
cocktail
meld
mash
matrix
bollocks
asi asi
gunther
Cyracuz
 
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Reply Sun 15 Apr, 2012 07:04 am
@hingehead,
Asi Gunther Very Happy
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 15 Apr, 2012 07:23 am
@dlowan,
Nexus is aready taken (but its a goodie). SO is Confluence.
Anatexis is a neat sounding geological term that means the partial remelting of existing masses of rock . (A granite is an anatectic rock made of dissimilar rocks partially remelted)

.
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fresco
 
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Reply Sun 15 Apr, 2012 07:25 am
@The Pentacle Queen,
Gestalt (pronounced g'shtalt)
an emergent psychological structure in which the whole is greater than the some of its parts
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parados
 
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Reply Sun 15 Apr, 2012 07:42 am
@The Pentacle Queen,
I was going to suggest "Crucible" but everyone would only think of the play.

Perhaps, "The Melting Pot Theater"
fresco
 
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Reply Sun 15 Apr, 2012 07:45 am
@parados,
NB "Crucible" is the name of a theatre in Sheffield UK.
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raprap
 
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Reply Sun 15 Apr, 2012 08:08 am
@The Pentacle Queen,
Calculus--everybody knows the meaning, but few understand.
Quantum Stage--where each scene is a whole new level
Heisenberg's Uncertainty--you never quite know what's going to happen
Event Horizon--Once you've committed there's no turning back
Asymptote--its a limit. never to be achieved

Rap
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Sun 15 Apr, 2012 11:03 am
@The Pentacle Queen,
Onomatopoeia
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eurocelticyankee
 
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Reply Sun 15 Apr, 2012 04:05 pm
@The Pentacle Queen,
The Hive.

"Have you heard the buzz of The Hive?"
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fresco
 
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Reply Mon 16 Apr, 2012 12:49 am
@The Pentacle Queen,
Sorry about the typo...sum of its parts
hingehead
 
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Reply Mon 16 Apr, 2012 01:03 am
@fresco,
'Some of its parts' is actually a good suggestion!
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 16 Apr, 2012 01:39 am
I would avoid anything too grandiose, you don't want to be seen as pretentious. Most successful theatre groups tend to have quite prosaic names like Hull Truck.
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The Pentacle Queen
 
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Reply Mon 16 Apr, 2012 12:43 pm
Thank you everyone for your suggestions.
Nexus is good; annoying it's taken. Gestalt is also very good in terms of meaning, but I don't know about the sound of the word. Recently I've been trying to think of metaphors for the words but I can't come up with any good ones.
If anyone has any more suggestions please post, and many thanks for your input.
Cyracuz
 
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Reply Mon 16 Apr, 2012 01:01 pm
@The Pentacle Queen,
Menagerie...
I think I'd allow myself an artistic spelling... Menagery... gives it associations to the word imagery and to imagination.. creativity..

I know that a menagerie is about animals, but the relation I had in mind is that a menagerie was a place people would go for some out of the ordinary experiences.
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Mon 16 Apr, 2012 02:06 pm
@The Pentacle Queen,
The Pentacle Queen wrote:

Nexus is good; annoying it's taken.

Avoid the word "nexus." "Nexis" is a trademark of Mead Data Central, which has also trademarked "Lexis." When Toyota wanted to market a luxury car line under the "Lexus" label, Mead sued and won. It then it entered into a agreement with Toyota to license the name "Lexus" for a substantial sum. Bottom line: don't use "nexus" unless you want to get sued.

And yes, "annoying" is taken.
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fresco
 
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Reply Mon 16 Apr, 2012 04:29 pm
@The Pentacle Queen,
Conception
The Salon
Melange
Transmutation
Esprit
Symbiosis
Parergon (ref Derrida: the frame of a piece of art which is also part of the art)
dlowan
 
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Reply Mon 16 Apr, 2012 06:23 pm
@fresco,
Junction.
Switching point. Switchpoint
Switchboard
Node

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