PEAK HD, a new streaming series of PEAK Performances, is providing arts lovers a free virtual way to experience Kasser Theater shows – at a time when most arts organizations have canceled their seasons due to the pandemic.
“The doors that are open are the doors of our ideas,” says Arts and Cultural Programming Executive Director Jedediah Wheeler. “Everybody is welcome. All seats are available. There is no social distancing to the imagination.”
The installation of multiple 4K robotic video cameras linked to control studios in Montclair State’s School of Communication and Media in 2018 transformed the Alexander Kasser Theater into a state-of-the-art live performance broadcast venue. In 2019, PEAK Performances, in partnership with WNET’s ALL ARTS, began filming bold works in dance, music, theater, opera and circus.
“PEAK HD reaches back to the Golden Age of Television when broadcasts of live symphonies, operas and plays were fundamental to the newly invented craft of TV,” says ALL ARTS Artistic Director Jörn Weisbrodt.
Even post-pandemic, the PEAK HD and PEAK Performances will continue to stream online, says Wheeler, while phasing audiences back in.
Find more information and links to shows at peakperfs.org/peak-hd.