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    "Icarus at the Edge of Time," a live multimedia presentation based on the Greek myth, premiered Wednesday night at the <a href="http://www.worldsciencefestival.com" target="external">World Science Festival</a> in New York City. The first-of-its-kind production was adapted from physicist Brian Green's children's book about a boy's journey to the edge of a black hole. The performance combines film and live performance and features a score by Philip Glass. Well-known playwright David Henry Hwang and Greene adapted the script. Al + Al (Al Holmes and Al Taylor) created and directed the film portion of the presentation. In this image, "a constellation of feathers and stars come together to form the ancient myth of Icarus in space," Al + Al said.
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    "Icarus, onboard the Proxima spaceship, dreams in his bedroom about the planet his ship is destined for." (Al + Al)
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    "Icarus imagines himself in a mathematical paradise sending out a message to find life on an alien planet." (Al + Al)
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    "Icarus imagines the aliens flying through the cosmos." (Al + Al)
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    "Icarus contemplates the generations of families on board the Proxima space ship that make the journey to an alien world possible." (Al + Al)
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    "Icarus, a brilliant engineer and pilot, designs a new micro warp engine and dreams of testing his ideas in outer space." (Al + Al)
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    "Seen through the Proxima sensor screen by his father, Icarus' face appears red as the effects of gravity slow his passage through time." (Al + Al)
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    "Icarus successfully navigates around the edge of a black hole and sees himself in a dream crowned with feathers as the new Icarus." (Al + Al)
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    "When Icarus returns to the location of the Proxima space craft he discovers an interstellar highway of spacecrafts he has never seen before." (Al + Al)
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    "A patrol ship escorts Icarus to the docking bay where he is met by a luminous alien." (Al + Al)
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    "On board the patrol ship Icarus watches a 10-dimensional presentation of all that he has missed during the past 10,000 years as he finds himself catapulted into the future by the effects of gravity and time." (Al + Al)
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