Grounded Aerial presents Insectinside 360º
Posted by: Laura Burgamy
Posted on: Dec. 02, 2020
Grounded Aerial is ecstatic to offer a Virtual Reality play! Aerialists above you, dancers below, and a towering praying mantis surround you in a 360° immersive experience. With music created by John Medeski and the music of Medeski Martin & Wood. Streaming now! musae.me/riverspiritmusic/experiences/864/grounded-aerial
VR Headsets are mailed to you - just slip your phone inside them - and enter into a fantasy world called Insectinside.
This evening-length play, premiered a decade ago in San Francisco, New York City, and Philadelphia to rave reviews, utilizes bungee cords, zip lines, silks, and fully customized aerial apparatuses to explore characters of dark and light worlds. Insectinside dissects basic human decency, herd mentality, and hope. It breaks wide-open current topics such as social conditioning, injustice, empathy, and aggression and weaves them into a visceral love-story. The audience is catapulted into a whirlwind fantasyland of wasps, fireflies, a towering praying mantis, and more.
Although not required to enjoy the performance, viewers outside the US are encouraged to purchase a simple VR headset to enhance the experience. (Amazon headset examples are on the purchase link.)
10 actors/dancers/aerialists, cast credits include: The Oscars, Philadanco!, Pilobolus, Cavalia, Junk, Momix, De La Guarda, Saturday Night Live, VH1 Music awards, and more.
Original score created by John Medeski utilizing new unreleased material from Medeski Martin and Wood’s latest studio recording.
“An inventive, thought-provoking spectacle… nothing short of mesmerizing.”
-Eric Eliacin, Performance Art Critic – Examiner.com
Languages: English Online event URL: https://www.musae.me/riverspiritmusic/experiences/864/grounded-aerial