Posts Tagged ‘Hopscotch’

Hopscotch recording out January 13, release concert January 20

Hopscotch

The Industry drew international acclaim last year for Hopscotch, a revolutionary mobile opera that took place in cars and public sites around Los Angeles. The recording will be released on January 13 via The Industry Records, and is available to order now by clicking here. To mark the occasion, a release event titled “Hopscotch in Concert” will take place…

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The Journey from A to B

Hopscotch performance at the LA River, November 1, 2015.

Hopscotch is full of metaphors for human existence and experience. It all begins with the name,  the hopscotch game itself, with each hop as a step in a life path. The way in which this opera is experienced and the language itself also lends itself to the metaphor. Life proceeds as a journey to an…

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What We See on the Surface: An Interview with Animator Daniel Olivas

Animation still by Daniel Olivas.

Daniel Olivas is the animator for Hopscotch Chapter 16, available online here. Olivas is a multi-media visual artist who was born in San Diego and received a B.A from UC Davis in Art Studio and Film Studies with a minor in music. After co-founding ASUCDs Aggie Public Arts Committee, he became chair and held that position…

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A $60k Pledge Towards Hopscotch

LA freeways.

We have until July 10 to match a generous $60,000 donation from Kiki and David Gindler — click here to help us reach our goal by July 10! You know The Industry loves a good challenge, whether it’s wireless operas in train stations or a single opera divided into 24 cars. But we’ve never had…

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Hopscotch Crescendo: Feet On The Ground

The creative team behind Hopscotch.

At the time I was voted onto the board of The Industry I knew very little about opera.  I run a small literary publisher called tNY.Press and our focus is experimental fiction; works that avoid classification and push forward the written word, but remain generally accessible.  Artistic Director Yuval Sharon’s charisma, open-mindedness, and ridiculous ambition pulled…

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A Mobile Opera for 18 Cars: Our New Operatic Experience is in the Works!

Looking back, it’s hard to imagine a time before INVISIBLE CITIES was a success story.  But the path there was anything but certain: creating that production was an enormous leap of faith for everyone involved—artists, funders, transit authorities, you name it.  In the many sleepless nights leading up to opening night, I needed a tactic…

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