A theatrical experiment is happening for the next two weeks in the vicinity of Time Square. The experiment, referred to as the “Musical”, is put together by the Miami artist Dara Friedman, who works primarily with film. (She has a work currently at the Museum of Modern Art and recently had a show at the Kitchen in Chelsea.) She hired 60 performers ( a variety of people from Julliard to grandparents ) to sing a would be a private, personal performance in a busy public place. Friedman wants the soloists to interact and interrupt other people’s rhythms. The ultimate wish is to have the spectator react, be involved, and enjoy the performance. Her camera crew will tape the experiment from a safe distance away. Friedman has not decided what she will do with the different sequences of the performances.
Can you make a busy city dweller stop and hear the music?
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