Esperpento is an exploration about the rejection of the different and the dehumanization of the stranger. Why the foreigner (who looks different) is often shunned, despised and criminalized?
It’s created by Victor Morales, the Digital Technical Director at 3LD NYC.
This virtual universe will work primarily as an immersive interactive installation and performance its first iteration will take place on the all Fall of 2018 at 3 Legged Dog Art and Technology Center in NYC.
September 14th - October 28th Thursday - Sunday 2pm - 6pm
Previews 12th and 13th - $15 / Opening September 14th @8pm
Wednesday - Saturday @8pm, Sundays @5pm At 3LD Art and Technology Center | Studio A
“Not-Knowing” is an immersive performance work and exploration of human intimacy conceived by director/designer Kevin Cunningham, working with playwright Chuck Mee. We are currently showing v1.0, a work in progress version of the work we did in an intensive performance and multi media design workshop in Studio A at 3LD.
Working with an incredible ensemble of veteran performers spanning the world of traditional theater and film, cirque, vaudville and new burlesque, Cunningham has staged an intertwined mix of Mee’s theatrical fragments in a large-scale, immersive and technologically virtuosic playground in which audience and performers intermingle within a constantly shifting media saturated environment.
Blending 19th century holographic techniques with large-scale mapped video we have begun our work to create a bridge between cinematic, staged and lived reality. “Not-Knowing” examines the possibility of authentic intimacy in a world of total media saturation and the current epidemic of technologically driven solipsism.
The difference is that it doesn’t use huge digital screens and surround sound to transport us to a world larger than ourselves (like the experience of going to an IMAX showing). Instead, it uses digital media to pull us in; to allow intimate moments to become more intimate by expanding the perspectives that we the audience see them from.”NY Theater
“No one can deny the marvel of the phantasmagoria created and executed with great precision and beauty by Kevin Cunningham and his team of videographers and designers.“ Time Out NY
“Cunningham’s inventive staging blends traditional theater with elaborate digital technology to arresting effect.”New York Times
"A remarkable showcase of the powers of theatrical technology in the hands of a director (Cunningham) who knows how to use it." NYTheater.com
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