Monday, August 11, 2014

"Cirque du Soleil Meets Occupy Wall Street"

. . . and it's happening this week on the Hudson waterfront!

While the Amara Zee is moored at the city dock in Henry Hudson Waterfront Park, waiting to solve its registration problems, the Caravan Stage Company, the experimental theater group that lives, travels, and performs on the tall ship, will be doing three performances in riverfront park this week, on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, at 9 p.m. each night. The theater company performs on the ship; the audience sits on the shore.

The press release announcing the performances describes the spectacle that awaits those who venture down to the waterfront.
HACKED: The Treasure of the Empire! is a tale of pirate activists who, through virtual and creative manipulation, battle the corrupting icons of our past and present world. The story will be told through song, aerial acrobatics, video and large puppet heads perched up high in the rigging of the 90-foot ship.
Hacked features the entire pallet of Caravan theatrical treats such as passionate characters, poetic lyrics, exotic and melodic music, multiple video screens with a global array of imagery and visual trickery, unique aerial acrobatics, surreal lighting and sound, and large puppets that spies, swags, savages, swears, swoons and sings. [Gossips Grammar Note: We take the subject of this series of verbs to be global array not large puppets.]

The Caravan Stage Company is setting up the stages and a truss that sits high on the main mast during the daytime today. Theater enthusiasts are welcome to go down to the riverfront and watch the crew work. 

The performances are free but donations are requested. Those attending are advised that the serious thematic content makes the show appropriate only for those 13 years old and older. Those attending are also advised to bring their own seating.

The quote used as the title of this post is from the New York Times

1 comment:

  1. I remember a few (or more) years ago when there were concerts where the orchestra was on a barge. The hope was for more of them but somehow they didn't continue. This could be the start of a great collaboration!!!!