A live musical & visual immersive experience
Sunday, March 10 | 6:30 pm
Fiske Planetarium at CU Boulder
Live music by Sheela Bringi & Brent Kuecker
General Admission $45
Plus, Backer Tickets from $108 - $1000
Join us at Fiske Planetarium for an intimate, one of a kind experience that blends the vastness of outer space with the depth of inner sanctuary. Stunning footage from sacred sites in India will immerse you in a 180 degree dome experience, accompanied by the soul-stirring sounds of Sheela Bringi’s Indian bamboo flute, vocals, ethereal harp and harmonium. Woven into your journey will be opportunities to engage in contemplation of Sanskrit texts, sacred sound, and meditation.
Embark on this inner and outer exploration of the extraordinary wholeness of Reality.
Created by: Brent Kuecker, Sheela Bringi,
Asha McLaughlin & Mark McLaughlin
Live Music by: Sheela Bringi & Brent Kuecker
A percentage of proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Prasad Project, aiding feeding programs for children & women in India, supporting farmers, and providing medical care in rural India.
Become a Backer of
InnerStellar Temple Journey
We're excited to invite you to become a crucial backer of a groundbreaking production that has never been done before. Our team is creating a mesmerizing experience that blends the wonders of outer space with the cultural and spiritual richness of sacred sites in India, all within the immersive setting of a planetarium.
Why Back Us:
The costs associated with renting the planetarium and the pre-production expenses for the inaugural run of this show are significant. Without your support, our team won't be able to compensate ourselves for the months of hard work and expertise invested in creating this truly unique offering. Your backing will not only make this event possible but will play a crucial role in bringing cultural exploration and cosmic wonder to the Boulder community and beyond.
Our Vision - Boulder & Beyond:
We firmly believe in the global potential of the InnerStellar Temple Journey ‘experience’. Beyond its premiere at Fiske Planetarium in Boulder, we envision taking this unique offering to planetariums across the country and, ultimately, around the globe.
The power of our show lies in its ability to immerse participants in an inner and outer exploration of the extraordinary wholeness of Reality.
Your sponsorship at this ground level is pivotal in realizing this ambitious vision.
- Jan 2022 - May 2023: 360 degree Video Footage Captured in Sacred Sites in India (completed)
- May 2023 - Sept 2023 - Curate & Test Footage (completed)
- Oct 2023 - January 2024: Storyboarding and Pre-Production (completed)
- Feb 2024: Finalizing Visual Elements, Curating Music, Tech Rehearsals (in progress)
- March 2024: Final Tech Rehearsals & Premiere at Fiske Planetarium, Boulder
Risks & Challenges:
As with any groundbreaking endeavor, there are potential challenges we might encounter. From technical hurdles in the planetarium setup to unforeseen delays in pre-production, we are committed to transparency and will navigate these challenges with diligence and resolve.
Cost Breakdown & Backer Goal:
- Rental of Fiske Planetarium (includes Support Staff fees): $1600
- Pre-Production: $2000
- Airfare for out-of-state team members: $800
- Marketing: $600
Backer Goal: $5000
Your support at this stage is instrumental in bringing our vision to life. This funding ensures that we meet the initial expenses, and that we are able to compensate ourselves for the months of hard work and expertise we've invested in creating this offering. Additionally, your support ensures we can give back. A percentage of proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Prasad Project, aiding feeding programs for children & women in India, supporting farmers, and providing medical care in rural India.
If We Exceed Our Goal:
Should we exceed our Backer Goal of $5000, additional funds will be directed towards ongoing development and making this project tour-ready:
- Management & Booking: Ensuring a smooth transition to a nationwide tour.
- Post-Production: Refining the visual and auditory elements to seamlessly work in planetariums worldwide
- Extended Marketing Reach: Funding campaigns to expand our audiences globally
Your continued support beyond our initial goal enables us to share this transformative experience with even more communities.
Why This is Unique:
Imagine a journey that transcends the ordinary – where celestial visuals of outer space seamlessly intertwine with breathtaking footage from sacred temples in India. This isn't just an event; it's a multi-sensory odyssey designed to ignite the imagination and foster a deep experiential encounter with the Wholeness of Reality.
Meet Our Team
Behind this groundbreaking venture is a team of passionate individuals with exceptional skills and credentials.
Professor of South Asian Religions at William & Mary, Mark serves as Curator of Visuals & Concepts. He contributes his extensive expertise in Sacred Space and presents his immersive footage from sacred sites in India for your journey.
Our Creative Art Director & Designer, Asha weaves her aesthetic expertise into every detail, ensuring coherence and beauty that elevates the entire experience. Through art direction and pagination Asha helps to guide the participants from visual to heart centered experience.
Our Content Producer and Visionary Director, Brent leads the creation of the experience, meticulously curating visual and auditory elements for an immersive journey like never before. Brent will also be an accompanying musician in the live show.
A renowned musician, takes on the roles of Curator and Co-Director of the music, shaping the sonic landscape of your journey. Sheela and Brent’s live musical accompaniment will feature ethereal harp, Indian bamboo flute, soaring vocals, and harmonium, adding captivating layers to your experience.
Seating at Fiske Planetarium
Seating is open and operates on a "first come, first served" basis.
Purchase a Ticket with Priority Seating to enjoy early entry, 15 minutes before General Admission, providing the opportunity to choose your preferred seat.
Lobby opens at 6 pm.
Priority Seating begins at 6:05 pm, followed by General Admission at 6:20 pm.
While you wait for the show to start, you are invited to marvel at the Science on a Sphere, interact with Fiske's educational exhibits, or enjoy their current art exhibit.
ADA accessible seating
Fiske Planetarium has multiple ADA accessible seating options. In addition, they have companion seating available. View the theater seating map. Please email us in order to reserve these seats and please arrive and check-in at 6pm.
The facility doesn't have any stairs on the exterior of the building or in the interior of the lobby and planetarium areas.
Location & Parking
Fiske Planetarium, 2414 Regent Drive, Boulder, CO 80309
CU Parking Services requires visitors to pay for parking in lot 308 which is directly next to the Planetarium and open for this show. The parking machines accept credit cards or coins.
The cost for parking is $1/hr and the lot operates from 7am-10pm. The show begins at 6:30pm and will last approximately 75-90 minutes.
Please arrive early to ensure you have enough time to park, check-in, and choose your preferred seat.
Accessible parking is located in the northeast corner of Lot 308 (directly west of Fiske).
For more information, click here for Fiske Planetarium visitor information.
Ticketing & Venue FAQs
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