Sunrise2Sunrise is a multidisciplinary exploration of the 5th stage of Grief takes the audience through a magical realism journey of Acceptance, Exploration, Experimentation, New confidence, & Transformation.
Sunrise2Sunrise tells the story of a young man coping with the loss of his father. The Protagonist displaces his grief by imagining a character, Ella Rae, who exists in his dreams and journeys to a beach. On the beach, Ella receives phone calls from the Protagonist’s father that help him recover and begin the journey to acceptance.
The performance aspect of Sunrise2Sunrise is a Transmedia exploration utilizing music, dance, projection & projection mapping, and real-time interactivity with performing artists to take our audience along a Sensorial journey and invites the audience to connect to and to meditate on the idea of the stage of grief. The goal is the make the audience feel Acceptance.
Sunrise2Sunrise is actually everyone’s story as they face life transitions. Ray Archie went through this with a career change and the death of his father. This magical-realism immersive experience is about our process of reinvention and reclamation of self.
The beach & ocean is symbolic of the Artist’s safe place and higher endeavor. The ocean and water is the spiritual realm and the goddess within the story – the higher being or the higher bar to which we are accountable.
For the audio portion of the project, there are 3 albums of original music.
This initial release, Vol 1, Meditation, represents Ella's come-from as she approaches the 24 hour period that we have with her.
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