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We are always up for some family fun in the DFW area and are stoked to tell you about the latest show to come to town. If you have been in Arlington lately, perhaps you noticed the pyramids erected near Globe Life Park. The Arlington pyramids are home to PY1 – which hosts multiple shows from the creator of Cirque de Soleil!
We attended the show on January 12, so have revised this post to include our PY1 review.
PY1 Show Extended
Due to popular demand, PY1, the innovative, pyramid-shaped entertainment venue by Lune Rouge Entertainment, is thrilled to announce that our February tickets are now available for purchase. Now running through end of February, audiences will have a little more time to experience PY1 during its limited engagement at Globe Life Park, before it moves on to its next location.
Through the Echoes™, a one-of-a-kind multimedia show that takes visitors on a technological and emotional odyssey through space and time featuring lasers, 360° projections, kinetic stage elements, special effects and grandiose lightscapes.
Stella – The Time Machine Journey™, a new participatory show that encourages kids and families to move and dance together in the biggest time machine ever built. Using some incredible images and awe-inspiring music from our show Through the Echoes™, Stella promises an unforgettable adventure for the whole family.
PY1 Nights, under the artistic direction of Sarah Bromley and the Lune Rouge Entertainment team, offer a curated lineup of local and international headliners for the February shows, including Dallas-based female DJ Stephanie Tran, known as STETRA, DJ and Producer Shawn Kasal, who goes by Mala Strana, and DJ Sober, who is widely known for his collaborations with Leon Bridges. Additionally, internationally- known DJ Ruckus, who just performed at the Grammys last weekend, will be at the tables for the second edition of POP on Saturday Night. Other headliners include BLOND:ISH, New York-based VANJEE, Marbs and Evan Casey of the DJ crew Desert Hearts Black, and more.
PY1 Nights is currently scheduled for Saturday, February 1st with POP, Saturday, February 8 with UNDERWORLD, Friday, February 14 with EYE WONDER, Saturday February 15 with CANDY WORLD, Friday February 28 with UNDERWORLD and Saturday February 29 to be announced.
Tickets for February showings can be purchased now at PY1.com. Corporate and group tickets are also available.
Stella – The Time Machine Journey™ Review
Stella – The Time Machine Journey ™ is a family-friendly show for kids ages 3+ and has something for the entire family.
Stella encourages kids and families to move and dance together in the biggest time machine ever built, and promises an unforgettable adventure for the whole family.
550 Convention Center Drive
Pyramids are in the parking lot of the Texas Rangers Stadium.
Stella – The Time Machine Journey ™ is performing on Saturdays and Sundays until February 1.
Experiencing Stella – PY1 Review
Our family had the opportunity to preview Stella and The Time Machine and thought I would give you a full PY1 review so that you know what to expect.
There are actually multiple shows happening at PY1 – the Stella show is the family friendly experience. I do think the word experience is the best word to describe the event. It isn’t just a show, nothing like a Cirque show that features acrobats. This was a different experience.
Once arriving at PY1, you will enter the pyramids at show time. There are 2 waiting areas featuring a light feature. At show time you are guided into the “arena” or main pyramid where will experience Stella.
While there are benches and sofa type seating around the perimeter, you can grab a UP CLOSE seat (think front row!) on a tiny bean bag like seat on the ground. Before you scratch your head – let me tell you, as someone with back issues – I had no problem sitting for the 45 minute show.
In the middle of the round stage is Stella. Stella reminds me of the Venus fly trap in Little Shop of Horrors, but alas she is a time machine. There are 3 dancers that dance and guide you thru the show, just a few feet in front of you.
Here is the deal. The pyramid walls act as a screens. Stella guides you thru a story, where she takes you back in a time machine. The lasers, music and movement – yes movement, you feel as if you are apart of the story.
The entire show, I kept thinking I wish they would license Pink Floyd and re-do this featuring Another Brick in the Wall. It was very psychedelic and sensory overload – but NOT too much.
Sensory Processing Disorder
One of our kids is functioning autistic and has SPD (sensory processing disorder.) I was honestly worried, as during church service during Christmas – he couldn’t handle the environment. He had NO issues though during the Stella show! He got up and danced. The seating let him wiggle, which is something he can’t help but do.
We took all 4 of the kids and made it a family fun day. Our kids are 16, 14, 9 and 8-years-old and can say each walked away enjoying the show.
Kids and adults are encouraged to dance, to get up and to move. I really wasn’t sure what we were getting into, not that I doubted it wouldn’t be fun – but it was very well done in creating a engaging family experience like nothing we have ever done before.