Simulacrum is a chamber opera combining new music, contemporary dance, interactive performance, and scenic design. Simulacrum is based on the original play Loved for Parts by playwright/librettist Marianna Staroselsky from Columbia University. It centers around dialogues between a woman's disabled leg and her bionic leg. The opera is divided into six scenes written by six different composers: Longfei Li, Yangzhi Ma, Peter Kramer, Meng Wang, James Diaz, and guest composer Reiko Füting.
Cast: Lucy Dhegrae (Lydia); Nathaniel Sullivan (Elias); Nina Dante (The Stump)
Creative Team: Arthur Makaryan, director; Wenqi Li, new-media director; Evita Zacharioglou, choreographer
$20 general admission tickets; $10 student tickets.