Watching puppeteer Basil Twist’s Symphonie Fantastique is like experiencing an extreme episode of synesthesia.
“Maybe there’s a physicist sitting right beside you, who can explain this better than we do, but we’re in the business of art, so we’ll make a metaphor,” sings Hai-Ting Chinn in Science Fair: An Opera With Experiments.
Money Lab is a show about money. When you arrive at the theater, you have to buy chips — a few red chips, a few blue chips — and during the show, you’re supposed to use these chips to buy things.
Courtney Love’s rock opera duet with Todd Almond packed a small black box at the Here Art Center.
Set against the economic optimism and then despair of a family-owned paper company going public, Trade Practices, presented by HERE on Governors Island, asks audience members to invest in its story lines. The immersive theater production that kicked off on Labor Day Weekend stages the experience around a trading floor, where your interest in various characters is turned into an experiment in value.
Joe Diebes, a composer and creator of “performance environments” showcased his latest piece BOTCH, part of his three-year artist residency at Manhattan’s HERE Arts Center.