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Lydia Greer (’08)
In Praise of Shadows: Live Shadow Puppetry, Opera, and Found Film Projection With Facing West Shadow Opera (Lydia Greer, artistic director) 9:00 p.m. | Kanbar Forum, Thursday, March 3, 2016
After Dark: Extended Cinemas at The Exploratorium Museum.
Facing West Shadow Opera is at 9:00 pm in the KANBAR FORUM, Exploratorium, Pier 15
Facing West: A Shadow Theater Opera is a handcrafted, multisensory immersion into a key moment in the evolution of the American West. Modernizing traditional shadow puppet theater, Facing West merges visual techniques that range from projected video, animation, and shadow theater to create a dense and holistic visual landscape. Drawing inspiration from the book Walt Whitman and the Opera, Facing West explores Walt Whitman’s obsession with the traveling operas of the wild west and the gold rush era. Pairing its innovative visual elements with operatic voice and cello, the piece is a singular and immersive work that examines local history through a unique creative lens. (text written by Kathleen McGuire/Cinema Arts @ The Exploratorium)