Each year the Canvas production team takes over a venue and turns it into an otherworldly planet. Here is the backstory. NASA Launched the twin Voyager space probes, in the late 1970’s, on a mission to explore our solar system and beyond. Both Voyager crafts carry messages from Earth on a golden phonograph record. Like a cultural time capsule, the records contain images of people and animals, sounds from nature, spoken greetings in 55 different languages, and music of every kind- from Elvis to Beethoven’s 5th Symphony.
In 2012, The Voyager 1 probe left our solar system. Voyager 1 has crash-landed on an unexplored world deep in the heart of the Milky Way. Having found the probe, the inhabitants of this world studied the contents of the golden disk and immersed themselves in Earth’s art, music, and culture. Inspired by what they have learned, they created an event to celebrate the best of what humanity has to offer: Voyager 2016: A Journey to the New Year.