• Panorama Rouen 1431
    created by Yadegar Asisi in 2016
    photo © asisi

Panel discussion on moving panoramas on 28 March 2015, New York City

Saturday, 28 March 2015

As a Drama League Resident Artist, West Hyler is directing and co-creating a new musical based upon the life of John Banvard. Suzanne Wray is one of the leading panoramic historians of the Banvard era. Emiliano Pares is Broadway prop builder and designer, whose credits include Jersey Boys. Join the three of them on March 28th at 3pm at they discuss modern attempts re-create the lost artform of the moving panorama. Those interested in art, art history, new musicals, or theater production, will find this event fascinating and illuminating.
The event takes place in New York City. 3pm at the Drama League Theater Center, 32 avenue of the Americas

In the mid 1800s a new invention took over the world of entertainment, the moving panorama. Painted on huge rolls of canvas that reputedly stretched miles in length, giant panoramas scrolled before audiences in the biggest proscenium theaters. They were the very first moving pictures. The most famous moving panorama artist, John Banvard, became a millionaire due to his success in the field and is considered the first American artist to earn over a million dollars.