The Living Earth Show, Samuel Adams & Post:ballet present 'Lyra'

Multiple dates
February 27, 2024 | 4pm–5:05pm |
February 27, 2024 | 7:30pm–9pm |
The Dome


The Dome is located on the third floor of Yale Schwarzman Center, 168 Grove Street, New Haven, CT 06511.

This event is free and open to the public. 

Two performances: 

  • 4:00-5:05 pm , doors open at 3:30pm
  • 7:30-9 pm includes a talkback, doors open at 7pm


Deemed one of the “22 for ’22 performers to watch” (Washington Post), The Living Earth Show presents multimedia productions featuring music, movement and visual art. New Haven will experience the group’s collaboration with composer Samuel Adams ’10MM and Bay Area dance collective Post:ballet in Lyra, a program of live music, film, and dance, on Tuesday, February 27.

Adams’s score imagines The Living Earth Show percussionist Andy Meyerson and guitarist Travis Andrews as one single hyper-instrument—a 21st century lyre. The result is a sonic experience that straddles the fragile and often imperceptible line between earthly and digital realms. The Living Earth Show exists to push the boundaries of technical and artistic possibility while amplifying voices, perspectives, and bodies that the classical music tradition has often excluded. The organization uses the tools of experimental classical music to foreground artists whose perspectives have been traditionally excluded.

The Living Earth & Samuel Adams present 'Lyra,' Photo: Natalia Sanchez

The Living Earth Show and Post: ballet

Artistic Direction: Vanessa Thiessen, Benjamin Tarquin, and Robin Dekkers
Music: Samuel Adams
Musicians: Travis Andrews (guitars) and Andy Meyerson (percussion)
Choreography: Vanessa Thiessen with significant contributions by the dance artists
Cinematography, Video Direction, and Editing: Benjamin Tarquin
Costume Design: Christian Squires
Costume Construction: Jan Berletti, Christopher Dunn, and Isabelle Burgess-Corkins
Makeup Design and Production Assistance: Mia J. Chong
Lighting Design: David Robertson
Sound Design: Mark Grey
Featured image:

The Living Earth Show & Samuel Adams present 'Lyra,' Photo: Natalia Sanchez