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How to Survive the Apocalypse: A Burning Opera Road Show

The Burning Opera: How to Survive the Apocalypse

THE BURNING ROADSHOW IS ON THE MOVE –
GET INVOLVED!

OK, so these folks created an opera.?? About Burning Man.?? Yeah, that’s what we said too when they first brought us the idea: “What?… there’s no WAY you can hope to pull this off, describing the indescribable … in an OPERA of all things. Please.”

Well, we sent out our most cynical, jaded scouts to watch the show when it premiered.?? And, well, we were astounded when those highly cynical, hard-to-please emissaries were completely blown away by what they saw.

This show??? Is awesome.?? Funny, intelligent, poignant, thoughtful, and thoroughly representative of our little shindig in the desert.?? OK, so lucky for you, they’re taking it on the road.?? And not only that, but you can get involved, too!

Excerpted from the JRS

Dana tells you how:

In January, San Francisco???s Stage Werx Theater hosted a sold-out run (6 shows in 4 nights) of “How to Survive the Apocalypse: A Burning Opera.”

Though we were presenting a humble workshop performance with no budget, the event was wildly successful, with Burning Man virgins and grizzled old timers registering great enthusiasm.

[The show] is both engrossing musical theater in its own right and a piece of art that truly captures the feel of the [Burning Man] event and the Zeitgeist of its attendees.

Steve Jones of the
San Francisco Bay Guardian

West Coast Tour Planned

Now we are planning a Fall Tour of the West Coast in September and October, with a more ambitious national roadshow on the horizon of 2010, featuring east coast venues. To get more information about the show and our mission, check out the Burning Opera website.

Currently, we are in negotiations with Teatro Zinzanni to use their gorgeous and historic Spiegeltents in San Francisco and Seattle as anchors for our fall tour. Because we would play the Zinzanni tents on Monday through Wednesday, the weekends would remain open, allowing us to present the show at other West Coast locations.

The current plan is to begin some rehearsals and design in the Bay Area in late August, and to have a small presence in Black Rock City, where we will shoot some video and connect with new performers and collaborators. The main block of rehearsals would begin after Burning Man in San Francisco, where the show would open on Sept 22 & 23. We are currently looking for an appropriate venue between SF and Seattle for the weekend of 9/25 & 26. The show would then run at Zinzanni in Seattle 9/29 & 30. We hopefully will find another ‘midway’ venue 10/2&3, and then close our run in SF 10/5,6& 7. Finally, we aim to travel to L.A. 10/9 & 10. Are you on the East coast? We want to talk to YOU!

*NOW!*

We’re assembling the production staff to begin working on this tour NOW. During the next month, we will be holding auditions and meetings with interested collaborators (either to join the tour or to help us bring it to your city) in the following places:

  • NYC – Sunday April 5th
    • auditions by appointment in the afternoon;
    • meet & greet/cocktails 5-7pm; location TBA
  • Washington DC – Wednesday April 8th
    • meet & greet/cocktails evening; exact time and location TBA

We’re looking for volunteers in the NYC, DC, and Virginia area to help run these events, as well as to host fund raising events throughout the summer.

*PRODUCTION TEAM:*

To take this project to the next level, we need to create a strong core Production Team ASAP. We’re looking to fill key roles within the next few weeks. We have had a great response from our production meetings in SF Los Angeles. Now we’d like to round out the cast and staff positions with participants from the other coast, in true Burner fashion. For a list of all roles and details, please see:

http://www.burningopera.com/production_team.htm

*CAST & CREW:*

As this is a Burning Man-style show, the stars will help with the setup and the roadies will be onstage. We love double, triple, and quadruple threats. We especially love riveting singers and dancers that can also play a marching band instrument and have a great attitude while working hard behind the scenes???or perhaps a professional gaffer who really loves to sing!?? We are reopening all roles and understudies and creating new characters for the new version of the show.?? For more details of the roles see:

http://www.burningopera.com/cast_of_characters.htm

We are also excited to collaborate with some of the many spectacular artists, ensembles, and DJs that have been so essential to the Burning Man experience, either as ‘guest stars’ or as separate acts before or after the show. Please send resumes, photos, videos, links to production@burningopera.com.

*TO OFFER IDEAS, SUGGESTIONS, ASSISTANCE:* Please contact Executive Producer Dana Harrison

*TO SEE WHAT WE’RE UP TO:*

Sign up for our mailing list from the website: http://www.burningopera.com
Read our blog: http://h2sta.wordpress.com/
Become a fan of the Burning Opera Facebook page

Space Island & Trinity: Post L.A. Decom Event

SPACE ISLAND & TRINITY

Present
“BEYOND THE BOUNDARY”
SATURDAY OCTOBER 4th

Space Island After Party, post L.A. Decompression Event

IMPORTANT! – This event is not at Space Island. Please do not go to Space Island’s residence.

SPACE ISLAND AND TRINITY PRESENT

BEYOND THE BOUNDARY

SATURDAY – OCTOBER 4

9PM to 4AM

Come celebrate the 5th Annual downtown event AfterParty.
A journey away from the island. Keep the endless dream alive.

3 STAGES OF SOUND

BREAKS – HOUSE – AND DOWNTEMPO

BREAKS STAGE

  • NORTH STAR
    Seattle
    Street Ritual – Space Island
  • BRION T
    Space Island

HOUSE STAGE

  • BRADEN
    Space Island / 16Bit Beyond / Family Affair – Los Angeles
  • JESSE BROOKS
    Yoshitoshi / Fresh Produce – Los Angeles
  • THE IANATOR
    Space Island – The Do Lab – Los Angeles
  • MR CAPARRO
    16Bit Beyond / Family Affair – Los Angeles

DOWNTEMPO STAGE

FASHION COUTURE BY:

Indhi Couture & Ikharos

ALSO

T-evolution & Blue Star

Pre-sale tickets available:

Avoid waiting in line with pre-sale tickets
$20 Pre-Sale
$25 at the door (cash only)
Click to purchase pre-sale tickets

THIS EVENT IS NOT AT SPACE ISLAND

There will be NO shuttles running from the L.A. Burning Man Decompression event to the Afterhours. There will be plenty of street parking at the afterhours. Please know we expect to reach capacity early as we have in the past 5 years.

Food will be available with plenty of vegetarian choices.

Pre-sale tickets will end on October 3 at 12:00am

For pre-sale tickets bring a print out of your receipt and valid photo ID
ages 21 and over

No ID, no entry

9pm to 4am

3 stages of sound: Breaks – House and Downtempo

Avoid waiting in line with pre-sale tickets:
$20 Pre-sale
$25 at the door (cash only)

Event Location:
613 Imperial St.
Los Angeles, CA 90021

CLICK LINK BELOW TO GET DIRECTIONS

View Larger Map

This is a permitted event and will sell out.
If you don’t pre-sale tickets get there early!

CLICK HERE TO BUY PRE-SALE TICKETS

Ninja Skillz and Hipgenesis: “Homecoming”

!! UPDATE AS OF SAT. OCT. 4 @ 4:30PM!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR ANOTHER LATE NIGHT VENUE FOR TONIGHT, GO TO THE SPACE ISLAND EVENT LISTED ELSEWHERE ON THIS BLOG !!

SAT. OCT. 4:
NINJA SKILLZ MUSIC & HIPGENESIS PRESENT:
“HOMECOMING”

LIMITED PRESALE TICKETS ARE $16: (tickets at the door are 25$)

Imagine if you will, a Homecoming Dance done only how the LA Underground can do it. Come in all your Playa Finery from earlier in the day or HOWEVER YOU WANT!

  • 3 AREAS OF SOUND FEATURING L.A.’S BEST IN HOUSE – BREAKS – PROGRESSIVE – DOWNTEMPO
  • YEARBOOK PHOTO BOOTH BY KATIE LEE AT EYENEXUS.COM
  • 8 SMALLER ROOMS SPONSORED BY A.H.S. SCHOOL CLUBS ( CHECK OUT DETENTION…)
  • LOCATED ON OUR BRAND NEW DOWNTOWN L.A. CAMPUS!
  • BURNING MAN PHOTO SLIDE SHOW BY CURIOUS JOSH
  • MASSAGE
  • PANCAKES
  • A GAGGLE OF CRAZIES AND YOU!

Featuring the not-so-high-school-cafeteria-sounding:

  • JOHN KELLEY ( Moontribe, Ball of Wax )
  • DJ BLUE ( Blue Insomnia )
  • DJ WOLFIE ( DJWolfie.com )
  • SAYNT ( Ninja Skillz, L.A.L.A. )
  • JESSE WRIGHT ( Pocket Underground, L.A.L.A. )
  • JUPITER ( The Do Lab, LeftHouse Recordings )
  • JOPLIN ( Pork ‘N Beats )
  • MARK ZABALA ( Ninja Skillz, MarkZabala.com )
  • DARKMATTER ( Hipgenesis )
  • NICK THE NECK ( Pocket Underground )
  • 20 MEAT ( Fluid Sound )
  • HYJYNX ( Ninja Skillz )
  • YONA
  • COREY SAGE ( RLD )
  • ZAK BROWN ( Hipgenesis )
  • FAITH ( L.A.L.A. )
  • KUMAR ( L.A.L.A. )

LIMITED PRESALE TICKETS ARE $16

GET EM FAST! TICKETS AT THE DOOR ARE $25

WE WILL be running shuttles from the Decomp Location to the event!
WE WILL ALSO be running shuttles from the parking lot at First and Central in Downtown LA.

ALL SHUTTLES will be identified as R.L.U.S.D ( Red Light Unified School District )
IMPORTANT: the Decomp parking lot will be closed from 12am-7am. If you are coming to our party, either park on the street or move your car to the 1st and Central Parking Lot before then.

SPIKE THE PUNCH!!!!!!!

www.ninjaskillz.net
www.eyenex.us
www.djwolfie.com
www.curiousjosh.com
www.hipgenesis.com For photos, directions, and more information.

CIRQUE BERZERK: THE BIG-TOP IS UP!

THIS WEEKEND JUL. 26, 27:

CIRQUE BERZERK

The tent has been erected and we’ll be ready..

Cirque Berzerk

THE ORCHESTRA SECTION FOR SATURDAY’s SHOW IS SOLD OUT!

We’re working hard in the park. The Tent is up and the lighting is in place and the show will be ready. This show has been a FULL year in the making. We wrote a completely original score. We built a new set. We created brand new aerial apparatus.


We choreographed brand new ensemble dance pieces. We brought in one of the top lighting designers in the business, we pushed ourselves farther than we ever thought possible…

TO BRING THIS NEW EXTRAVAGANZA TO DOWNTOWN L.A.

The show, complete with the troupe???s own big top circus tent, runs for four nights from July 24th through Sunday, July 27th with nightly performances beginning at 8:30 p.m. Come early to enjoy picnicking ???Hollywood Bowl??? style before the show starting at 6:00 p.m.

Tickets available: InTicketing

Special Discount
Cirque Berzerk rewards you for leaving your car at home! If you’re an MTA pass holder OR you’re planning on arriving on MTA the day of the show use this discount code to get 10% off Bike Riders, we haven’t forgotten you! If you plan to arrive on your bike, one of our clowns will valet park it for you and you’re eligible for a 10% discount as well: Discounts apply to advance ticket purchases only ??? refunds or discount tickets will not be given the night of the show. Please note: you MUST present your MTA pass or ticket or bike valet ticket to receive this discount. Otherwise you will be directed to the box office to pay the difference.

Discount code for MTA passengers: MTA
and for bikes: BIKE

These discounts are CASE SENSITIVE so enter them exactly as seen here. So don???t worry if your travel plans change last minute and you need to take your car, you can just pay the difference at the ticket booth the night of the show. Regular Metro riders just need to present their pass. Thank you!

Los Angeles State Historic Park
1245 North Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Metro Stop
Chinatown stop on the Gold Line.

Opening Night! Please join us for a gala opening night with music after the show by special guests Rosin Coven!

Parking info
Event parking entrance is off of Baker Street

Wine & Beer Garden

We hope everyone will want to come early and have a picnic before the show! Please consider coming early and enjoy a warm summer night in the park. Our beautifully decorated wine and beer garden will be open for all of our 21 and over guests at 6pm on show nights and will stay open until the show begins. We are very proud to be pouring wine from Leona Valley Vineyards and serving New Belgium Beer.

Cirque Berzerk – Beneath! Don’t miss it!

Live Kick Ass Rock n Roll – ‘TACK’ at the Viper Room

SAT. JULY. 26: LIVE KICK ASS ROCK AND ROLL WITH “TACK”

Rock Music by TACK at the Viper Room

TACK will rock the Viper Room in Hollywood tonight. Join them!

EARLY SHOW, 8PM SHARP.

8852 W.SUNSET BLVD.
21+
SEE YOU THERE!

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