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I want to erase the boundary of inside and outside a car, and make the whole city of Los Angeles feel more connected than ever.

This is Hopscotch, the latest project from The Industry, a Los Angeles-based experimental opera company lead by creative visionary and director Yuval Sharon that is redefining the nature of not only the operatic art form, but of what it means to perform. Over the course of several performances starting on 31st October, Hopscotch will see The Industry take the concept of motion, of the freeform opera into a whole other dimension in the world’s first-ever opera to take place in cars. As inspiration, they have looked to LA, a city of operatic scale, a city of cars and roads. A city of adventures. The city is the new stage.

24 limousines, 24 drivers, each taking artists and members of the audience on intimate ten-minute journeys towards mystery destinations as they navigate through the city on three distinct 90-minute routes. Cameras and Sennheiser microphone systems capture these unique slices of narrative, all of which are transmitted and fused into a larger birds-eye perspective of the work, experienced by a larger audience at the Central Hub, a pop-up outdoor structure at the Southern California Institute of Architecture in downtown Los Angeles. The live-stream of the performances creates a dizzying panorama of life in Los Angeles, allowing each audience member in the Hub to experience the work their own way, sharing a personal slice of the huge shared story.

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