“Ghost Light” by Third Rail Projects uses every dressing room and stairwell of Lincoln Center’s Claire Tow Theater to immerse audiences in the mechanics and magic of the theater.
Only minutes after walking through a hallway painted like the cabin of an airplane and handing my mock boarding pass to a charming man in a Hawaiian shirt, who greeted me with a lei, I was in a secret room getting a tarot reading.
Third Rail Projects has performed their visually creative pieces in the middle of lunch hour at the World Financial Center, in a former hospital in Brooklyn, and in an opera house in upstate New York, bringing modern dance to an audience who might not usually seek it. Now the New York-based performance group is going on a road trip, with a vintage Coleman pop-up camper decked out in 1970s style. Roadside Attraction is a nostalgia-tinged traveling spectacle rolling out this summer that is a tribute to long-haul family excursions.