After taking the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe and then the world by storm, COUNTING SHEEP, the groundbreaking and award-winning immersive guerrilla folk-opera, has its New York premiere November 28th - December 17th at 3LD. Sung entirely in breathtaking traditional Ukrainian polyphony and enhanced by first-hand video footage from the streets of Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine during the protests, Counting Sheep invites audience members to participate fully in this electrifying performance. Patrons are encouraged to dance, sing, eat, hurl foam bricks, dodge men with guns, witness violence, and join in the rituals of public mourning as part of a dramatized experience of the 2014 Maidan Revolution in Ukraine. The protests in Kyiv were fueled by disenchantment with the political system, and led to the deaths of over 780 people and the displacement of more than one million others. Mark and Marichka Marczyk, the creators of Counting Sheep, were in the streets during the uprising, and they re-create their experience as part of the performance, addressing themes of national pride and human rights, and navigating the tipping point between street party and revolt.
3LD Art and Technology Center (View)
80 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10006