When I first became aware of Hopscotch in September of 2015, I had never been to an opera, and I had certainly never before covered one as a journalist. I wondered how to tell the story of a story that has no beginning and no end. My immersion in the documentation of Hopscotch-- recording the way it sounded, looked and felt-- let me understand the opera on a level that was deeply personal. My coverage of Hopscotch became a vehicle for my development as a journalist and as a person.
Many who were involved with the creative process share my sense of profound connection to Hopscotch. Members of the audience, performers and producers feel changed for having experienced it. Art has permeated our consciousness, becoming part of our character.
In Hopscotch, time exists simultaneously, "a billion universes precariously balanced." So to tell the story of this opera, I wanted to build a space that has a similar nonlinear logic.
I hoped to capture the nebulous nature of the production with a multifaceted website, pages with layers of memory depicting the chapters, the Central Hub as it was built, the stories of the artists and the creators, a digital universe where Hopscotch can live online, a space as creative as the work itself.