The Burning Opera: How To Survive the Apocalypse made its Los Angeles debut at the Syrup Loft in Downtown Los Angeles, to an enthusiastic first night audience.
Report by Pauline Adamek
Performed at an 11,000 square foot loft space, the avant garde performance is a rock concert with a story that takes you through the cinematic experienceÂ portrayed through shadow puppetry and theater.Â Each night is an event with surprise guests, stories of adventure, performers, artists and vendors of unique artifacts and designs bringing their talents into one space, spanning the spectrum of creativity.
The Burning Opera: How To Survive the Apocalypse aims to explore the inherent conflicts and painful paradoxes of the world’s most notorious and influential art event, Burning Man, that happens in August annually in the Nevada desert.
After getting kicked off a beach for trying to burn an effigy, small crews of artists build a visionary city in the desert. Two newcomers arrive, each with their own insecurities of fears and expectations, and make their way through the erotic, psychological and apocalyptic minefield of the temporary Burning Man event.
The Burning Opera: How To Survive the Apocalypse is created by Mark Nicols and Erik Davis.
This show is produced by Yehonatan Koenig, Daphne Vega, Mark Nichols and Julie Lewis. Directed by Stephen Hues, Mark Nicols and Julie Lewis.
An ensemble of musicians, actors and puppeteers perform the show and are followed each night by musical performances by a group of rotating entertainers such as DJ Pumpkin, DJ Weevil Leveevil, DJ Jacques the Ripper, Y2-Jesse Shannon, DJ Diggs;Â performances by Alicyn Packard, Maci, Nancy Crouch, and the Stilt Circus.
At the Syrup Loft
(Downtown Los Angeles)
939 Maple Ave. (between Olympic and 9th Street)
Los Angeles, CA.
Runs through Saturday, August 6th, 2011
Thurs — Saturdays, 8.30pm
Sundays — 7.30pm
Generally, door opens at 7:30 pm and show starts at 8:30 pm
This includes a 45 minute intermission, filled with art and creativity
Tickets: $35.00Â ***No Door Sales***
Pre-purchase your ticketsÂ here.
Plus all night access to snacks and drinks.