3-Legged Dog will present the World Premiere of Chuck Mee's FIRE
ISLAND in Spring 2008, which features 108 artists, including a Tuvan
throat singer, 3-Dimensional Eyeliner Technology, and converts 3LD's
Studio A into a white sandy beach for the ultimate high-tech beach party
New York, New York August 14, 2008-In one of their most ambitious
projects to date, 3-Legged Dog will present the World Premiere of
Chuck Mee's FIRE ISLAND at their space, the 3LD Art and Technology
Center in April 2008.
3-Legged Dog was approached by renowned playwright Chuck Mee, the
featured playwright of the Signature Theater's 2007/08 season, to
premiere his play FIRE ISLAND, which Mee created specifically with 3-
Legged Dog in mind. This massive endeavor will transform 3LD's
Studio A into a multi-dimensional beach party (sand included),
incorporating the 3-D Eyeliner technology that 3LD premiered last
season in Losing Something.
FIRE ISLAND takes on several forms: an extremely wide format HD video
work, a large scale panoramic multi-media installation/performance
with 3-dimensional video and spatial sound as well as an on-going
interactive web component.
FIRE ISLAND involves 108 artists, including the Tuvan throat singer
Albert Kuvezin. Kuvezin's album Re-Covers, which is specified in the
script, consists of covers of popular songs (like Joy Division's
"Love Will Tear Us Apart" and Iron Butterfly's "In a Gadda Da Vida")
performed with Tuvan overtone singing and traditional Tuvan
instruments. Kuvezin will travel from Tuva to perform in the piece
both on video and live.
3-Legged Dog began shooting video on Fire Island this summer (They filmed in July--from the 23rd until Aug 5. Location was primarily in Cherry Grove, with one day of shooting in the Pines.)
and web work has begun with detailed tracking of pre production design
documents and a commentary section. The multi-camera HD Video shoot
will be processed first for the live installation performance, which will resemble a multi-dimensional beach party. The ultra-wide format video will be edited incorporating video shot during the live installation, video shot on Fire Island (both fictional and
documentary), special effects as well as studio shoots and animations.
FIRE ISLAND will premiere at 3LD the first week of April in 2008.
For more information, and to track the progress of this ground-
breaking production, visit www.3leggeddog.org.