I worked as the Programming Coordinator for the Velaslavasay Panorama from August 2009 through November 2010. Located in West Adams, California, the Panorama facilities include a theater, exhibition space, exotic garden, and Effulgence of the North-a 360 degree installation of the Arctic, with a subtly shifting cycle of light and sound.
While at the Panorama, I coordinated the production for a range of screenings, lectures, and performances.
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ABOUT THE PANORAMA
Drawing on the illustrious history of the great panorama paintings of the 18th and 19th centuries, The Velaslavasay Panorama is an exhibition hall, theatre and garden dedicated to the production and presentation of unusual visual experiences, including those of the 360-degree variety. The Velaslavasay Panorama panoramic exhibition encircles the spectator within a fully enveloping atmosphere; the vast painting, of a continuous surrounding landscape, accompanied by sound stimulation and three-dimensional elements, affords the viewer an opportunity to experience a complete sensory phenomenon.
Located in the West Adams Historic District, The Velaslavasay Panorama presents to the community an art form that has been all but lost due to the technological advancements of our time and the differing ways in which the public consumes mass entertainment.
PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
Programs and events I’ve coordinated at the Panorama (along with the help of other Panorama staff) include:
The Grand Moving Mirror of California
A Concert in Support of Frank Fairfield
Two Dream Films by Richard Myers
AE and Nanuka Tchitchoua: Moving Image and Song
The 5th Ever Los Angeles Old Time Social
In Search of the Lost Panorama
Superdevoiche Bulgarian Polyphony Conducted by Tzvetlanka Varimezova
Bride of Wildenstein: The Musical
The Sparkly Christmas Winter Holiday Hanukkah Nogstyle Christmas Show
An Evening with AE at the Velaslavasay Panorama
Mini-documentary about “AE and Nanuka Tchitchoua: Moving Image and Song.”