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Grounded Aerial w/ Medeski Martin and Wood present "Insectinside", a Virtual 360º immersive experience

Grounded Aerial w/ Medeski Martin and Wood present "Insectinside", a Virtual 360º immersive experience

Company:

Grounded Aerial

Location:

Online

Dates:

Friday, November 27, 2020 - 7:30pm

Tickets:

https://www.musae.me/riverspiritmusic/experiences/864/grounded-aerial

Company:
Grounded Aerial

IMMERSIVE 360° VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE

River Spirit Music and Musae have joined forces to present this special virtual event with the Musae 360° VR platform, where it will be broadcast live in both HD and 360° Virtual Reality simultaneously so audiences can enjoy a completely immersive experience.

Grounded Aerial is ecstatic to offer a virtual reality play! Aerialists above you, dancers below, and a towering praying mantis surround you in a 360° immersive experience. VR Headsets are mailed to you - just slip your phone inside them - and enter into a fantasy world called Insectinside. This aerial play also is an auditory experience with music created by John Medeski utilizing new unreleased material from Medeski Martin and Wood’s latest studio recording. Order your tickets now, so your VR Headsets will arrive in time for the launch on November 27th.

TICKET / CONTRIBUTION LEVELS *All tickets include a basic VR headset.

$30* – Friend of Grounded Aerial w/Medeski Martin & Wood

$50* – Supporter of Grounded Aerial w/Medeski Martin & Wood

$100* – Patron of Grounded Aerial w/Medeski Martin & Wood

Not in the United States? Please purchase your ticket and then go to the Amazon website in your country for some examples of various types of VR Headsets like the ones below. Any VR Headset will work!

Once you purchase your ticket you will receive a link and you will be able to watch the performance as many times as you wish once it is premiered on the livestream broadcast.

With Virtual Reality, you are on the stage immersed fully by the cast around, below, and above you. This maturing medium presents new opportunities for creative expression. Our 360º camera puts you in the action. The actors, aerialists, and musicians surround you. Look to your right; peer into the eyes of the lead character. Look to your left; see and hear the pianist. Look below; dancers crawl over your feet. Look above; see an aerialist whiz past. 

This evening-length play, premiered a decade ago in San Francisco, New York City, and Philadelphia to rave reviews, utilizes bungee cords, zip lines, silks, and fully customized aerial apparatuses to explore characters of dark and light worlds. Insectinside dissects basic human decency, herd mentality, and hope. It breaks wide-open current topics such as social conditioning, injustice, empathy, and aggression and weaves them into a visceral love-story. The audience is catapulted into a whirlwind fantasyland of wasps, fireflies, a towering praying mantis, and more.

10 actors/dancers/aerialists, ​cast credits include​: The Oscars,  ​Philadanco!, Pilobolus, Cavalia, ​Junk, ​Momix, De La Guarda​, Saturday Night Live, VH1 Music awards, and more.

Original score created by John Medeski utilizing new unreleased material from Medeski Martin and Wood’s latest studio recording.

 

“An inventive, thought-provoking spectacle… nothing short of mesmerizing.”

-Eric Eliacin, Performance Art Critic – Examiner.com

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