An original Circus Opera, Flight tells a story in two chapters: In the first chapter we visit a magical orchard whose trees grow women. When a lustful King discovers it, the women attempt to escape. All but one succeeds. The second act shows the arc of the relationship of his now-Queen and a bird she captures. Captivity and Freedom twist for power in Flight.
I met Flight‘s Creator Katie Gardner and Co-Producer Marissa Galin on an immersive theatrical concept project in one of my favorite classes at CalArts, The Art of Themed and Immersive Entertainment. After the course, we harnessed that collaborative energy to create Flight, and built an inter-disciplinary team including students of CalArts’ schools of Music, Theater, Dance, and Film/Video.