VR Bowie

VR Bowie

David Bowie’s Lazarus musical is heading to London’s V&A via virtual reality as part of the museum’s Performance Festival. The footage comes from the musical’s run at the King’s Cross Theatre which came to an end earlier year. Lazarus was inspired by the Walter Tevis novel The Man Who Fell To Earth, which was adapted for the 1976 film The Man Who Fell To Earth, which starred Bowie.

In support of its V&A screening, Emily Harris, curator of the National Video Archive of Performance, will talk about how the recording was created and then ask the audience to don VR headsets.

Last year, a Bowie retrospective exhibition was the most visited show in the V&A's history, as more than 1.5 million people visited David Bowie Is across eight venues around the world.

The 2017 Performance Festival celebrates the relationship between British and European stages and includes themed tours, workshops, talks and performances. The event, which kicks off on 21 April, will run in parallel with 'The History of Europe told through its Theatres' display.

 

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