‘Ghost Light Masquerade’: the Rosin Box project
Various dates from July 9 to July 30, 2021[days & times]
Arts District Liberty Station, 2640 Historic Decatur Rd., San Diego, CA 92106
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My experience with the evocative, offline creativity of contemporary dance company The Rosin Box is based on the pandemic, when getting out of the lines (or out of the box, if you will) I thought was a must. But with this weekend’s Ghost Light Masquerade, they return to the site, in person, with an immersive and mysterious audience experience.
Performed outdoors, under the stars of Liberty Station, the performances will explore the theater’s concerns and superstitions and will also engage the audience. Dances will not be passively consumed as much as stumbled upon or discovered, hidden in the corners of the performance space as you explore. Perhaps face-to-face performances are informed of what is possible with augmented reality, and perhaps it is a sign of what can change when the performing arts go through the other side of the pandemic.
Rosin Box will also include this production for virtual consumption later this month, July 23-30, with tickets ranging from $ 35 to $ 50, depending on whether you include additional perks, such as a cocktail kit and virtual reality headsets.
Details: Performances Friday and Saturday, July 9-10, 2021, 8 p.m. 2640 Historic Decatur Rd., Liberty Station. $ 65
–Julia Dixon Evans, KPBS
From the organizers:
Ghost Light Masquerade is back!
The myths and superstitions that haunt the theater come to life in this outdoor walking performance. You, our guests, can only enter with a secret password, and once inside, you are free to explore the space while our masquerade residents dance between reality and legend.
Enter this unique summer night of revelry and discover the tradition that gives the stage its mystical quality.
Live performances: only from 9 to 10 July
Ghost Light Masquerade will be conjured LIVE with limited tickets on July 9 and 10, at Liberty Station’s 17th Square. It includes a bar hosted by the delicious Swift and Stiff.
Virtual performances: only from 23 to 30 July
A VIRTUAL session of the performance will be available for viewing July 23-30, only at The Virtual Box. The magic is filmed with a 360-degree camera that allows viewers to explore their surroundings on this immersive virtual journey.
Tickets go on sale June 1st.
For information on security procedures and protocols for face-to-face performances, read more here.
– Keep the mask on as long as you are inside the performance
– Refrain from speaking while in the performance
– Do not touch the performers
– Explore and enjoy before the Ghost Light goes out.
RESIDENTS OF THE GHOST LIGHT:
Event dates and times are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer’s website for the most up-to-date schedule before attending. See local COVID-19 restrictions and updates.