“Birth of Stars”
A DANM / Theater Arts Collaboration
Friday, November 7, 2014 - Sunday, November 16, 2014
Experimental Theater, Theater Arts Center (UCSC)
Digital Arts and New Media
Theater Arts Department
A highly collaborative and wildly interdisciplinary event conceived and executed by a team of scholars and artists. Directed by Michael Chemers and Joan Raspo.
VISIT THE BIRTH OF STARS WEBSITE AT http://birthofstars.ucsc.edu/
“What would I give up to gain the universe?"
Incorporating live performance and astonishing digital projections, Birth of Stars tells a moving story about a brilliant young girl whose genius is a terrible burden; only one great scientist understands her, and he has terrifying demons of his own. Weaving real data produced by UCSC scientists into the performance, the piece draws a powerful and illuminating parallel between the births, lives, and deaths of stars and those of we who gaze up at them.
Birth of Stars is an original performance event created by the Performative Technologies Research Group of the Digital Arts and New Media Program at UC Santa Cruz, and is a collaboration by faculty, graduate and undergraduate students from Theater Arts, DANM, and Astronomy and Astrophysics, all working together to create an unforgettable cosmic journey that will expand the mind and touch the heart.
Made possible with grants from Theater Arts, Digital Arts and New Media Program (DANM), the Dean’s Arts Excellence Fund, Porter College-UCSC, the UCSC Institute for the Arts and Sciences, Maxon 4D, and Mr. Ren Klyce.
Friday-Sunday, Nov. 7-9 and
Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 13-16
7:30pm curtain (Sundays at 3:00pm)
Doors open 30 minutes before curtain.
Tickets at santacruztickets.com.
$12 seniors (62+)
$12 students and youth w/ ID
free for UCSC undergrads (show valid UCSC ID and receive 1 ticket)
UCSC faculty, staff & Alumni Association members: up to 2 tix at the Student rate