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'Ghost Light Masquerade': The Rosin Box Project


  • WHEN Multiple dates from Jul 9 - Jul 30, 2021[days & times]
  • WHERE Arts District Liberty Station, 2640 Historic Decatur Rd., San Diego, CA 92106
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  • AGES Not available
  • COST Not available

My experience with the evocative, out-of-the-lines creativity of The Rosin Box contemporary dance company is grounded in the pandemic, when going out of the lines (or out of the box, if you will) thinking was a must-do. But with this weekend's Ghost Light Masquerade, they're back on-site, in-person, with an immersive, mysterious audience experience.

Held outdoors, beneath the stars at Liberty Station, the performances will explore hauntings and superstitions of the theater, and also implicate the audience. Dances won't be passively consumed as much as they'll be stumbled upon or discovered, tucked in corners of the performance space as you explore. Perhaps the in-person performances are informed by what's possible with augmented reality, and maybe it's a sign of what may change when the performing arts make it through the other side of the pandemic.

The Rosin Box will also package this production for virtual consumption later in the month, July 23-30, with tickets ranging from $35-50 depending on whether you include the extra perks, like a cocktail kit and personal VR headset.

Details: Performances Friday and Saturday, July 9-10, 2021, at 8 p.m. 2640 Historic Decatur Rd., Liberty Station. $65.
--Julia Dixon Evans, KPBS

From the organizers:
'Ghost Light Masquerade' returns!

The myths and superstitions that haunt the theater come to life in this outdoor promenade performance. You, our Guests, may enter only with a secret password, and once inside, are free to explore the space while our Masquerade Residents dance between reality and legend.

Step Inside this unique midsummer night of revelry, and discover the lore that give the stage its mystical quality!

Live Performances: July 9-10 only
Ghost Light Masquerade will be conjured LIVE with limited-in person tickets July 9 and 10, at Plaza 17 in Liberty Station. Includes a hosted bar by the wickedly delicious Swift and Stiff.

Virtual performances: July 23-30 only
A VIRTUAL séance of the performance will be available for viewing July 23 -30, only in The Virtual Box. The magic is filmed using a 360-Degree camera that allows viewers to explore their surroundings in this immersive virtual journey.

Tickets go on sale June 1.

For safety procedures and protocols for the in-person performances, read more here.

- Keep your mask on at all times while inside the performance
- Refrain from talking while inside the performance
- No touching the performers
- Explore, and enjoy, before the Ghost Light goes out!

Lauren Anthony
Liz Fittro
Bethany Green
Brian Heil
Madeline Houk
Chelsea Kuhn
Rony Lenis
Carly Topazio
Jeremy Zapanta

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending. Check local COVID-19 restrictions and updates.

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