Premier Exhibitions, Inc. to Open Two Unbelievable Exhibitions at South Street Seaport
NEW YORK, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Premier Exhibitions, Inc. (Nasdaq: PRXI) today announced that it is bringing its newest blockbuster exhibition, Dialog in the Dark, this summer 2011 to South Street Seaport in New York City. Dialog in the Dark will appear alongside Premier’s mega-blockbuster BODIES…The Exhibition, which opens its new fully redesigned, interactive experience today, February 4th.
Dialog in the Dark, is hailed as a unique and inspiring exhibition, which replicates familiar environments and challenges individuals to perform tasks without the use of their sight. Visitors will be escorted through galleries in total darkness where NYC-centric scents, sounds, temperatures and textures will come alive and turn daily routines into an unforgettable experience. Relying solely on guides from the New York area who are blind or visually-impaired, visitors will be expertly and securely led through a variety of interactive environments. Dialog in the Dark will ultimately leave visitors with a lasting appreciation of a full range of senses, which are often taken for granted.
“Dialog in the Dark is a thought-provoking, memorable experience that we are thrilled to showcase in New York City this summer,” says Chris Davino, Chief Executive Officer of Premier Exhibitions, Inc. “When you eliminate the ability to see, those things that we deem as familiar appear in a whole new way, transforming us forever. Coupled with our newly redesigned BODIES exhibition, we hope these two incredible opportunities allow visitors to walk away with new insights and perspectives on how we function every day.”
In addition, The Company today unveiled a newly-enhanced BODIES…The Exhibition at the historic South Street Seaport. On display since November 2005, BODIES…The Exhibition underwent a month-long redesign to offer a more interactive, awe-inspiring experience for visitors. The enhanced Exhibition offers a glimpse into one of the universe’s most complex systems – the human body. Showcasing more than 225 real human body specimens, 130 never-before-seen in New York, the Exhibition leads visitors through striking, informative galleries. Each gallery provides an up-close look inside a specific system, including skeletal, muscular, reproductive, respiratory and circulatory. Through the visitor’s journey the exhibition also offers informative video installations and new hands-on experiences, including a specimen touch booth and Mindball, a unique interactive game where two players control a ball with their brain waves.
“The newly customized BODIES…The Exhibition in New York City is spectacular,” states Kris Hart, Chief Marketing Officer of Premier Exhibitions, Inc. “We have incorporated fantastic new educational opportunities and never-before-seen components to this, our flagship Exhibition. We are excited to welcome visitors to explore the updated Exhibition as it truly shows ‘life uncovered’ in a remarkable way.”
A recipient of worldwide acclaim since its inception, BODIES…The Exhibition has attracted millions of visitors in New York as well as additional cities, including Las Vegas, Washington DC, London, Sao Paulo, Barcelona and Prague. The specimens in the Exhibitions are preserved through a revolutionary technique called polymer preservation. In this process, human tissue is permanently preserved using liquid silicone rubber that is treated and hardened. BODIES…The Exhibition recently celebrated its fifth anniversary in New York City by breaking the Guinness Book of World Records for “Most High Fives in One Hour.”
Atlanta-based Premier Exhibitions, Inc. is presenting Dialog in the Dark through an extensive long-term licensing agreement with the global originator of the exhibition, Andreas Heinecke. Andreas Heinecke, CEO and founder of Dialogue Social Enterprise, has overseen the success of this exhibition as it has grown in popularity around the world for the last 20 years. Dialog in the Dark has been showcased in over 30 different locations worldwide and visited by more than seven million people. As part of his groundbreaking work, Heinecke was awarded a Fellowship in 2005 by Ashoka, a global organization which recognizes social entrepreneurs who work for change and strive to make a positive social impact through innovative solutions.
“Dialog in the Dark is not an ordinary exhibition, but rather a platform for communication and exchange between cultures,” states Andreas Heinecke. “The exhibition has provoked a change in perspectives, challenging our skills and perceptions towards human diversity. We are thrilled to work with Premier Exhibitions to enhance the experience of Dialog in the Dark and continue the success we have seen worldwide.”
Ticket Prices to BODIES... The Exhibition Weekdays: Adult - $26.50 Senior (60+) - $22.50 Military w/ ID - $22.50 Children (4-12) - $20.50 Family Package -$79 (4 tickets for a family of 4) Weekend/Holiday: Adult - $27.50 Senior (60+) - 23.50 Military w/ID - $23.50 Children (4-12) - $21.50 Family Package - $79.00
About Premier Exhibitions Inc.
Premier Exhibitions, Inc. is a major provider of museum-quality exhibitions throughout the world. Premier Exhibitions Inc. is a recognized leader in developing and displaying unique exhibitions for education and entertainment. The Company’s exhibitions present unique opportunities to experience compelling stories using authentic objects and artifacts in diverse environments. Exhibitions are presented in museums, exhibition centers and other entertainment venues. The company produces Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, BODIES…The Exhibition, Bodies Revealed and Dialog in the Dark. More information about Premier Exhibitions, Inc. is available at www.prxi.com.
About Dialogue Social Enterprise GmbH
Dialogue Social Enterprise creates exhibitions and workshops in either complete darkness – >>Dialogue in the Dark<< (DiD) – or absolute silence – >>Dialogue in Silence<< (DiS) -, facilitated by blind or deaf guides and trainers. We build platforms for encounter, where deficits turn into potentials. Dialogue-Programs help overcome disability-related prejudices, while empowering disabled people through employment.
Dialog in the Dark is a brand of Dialogue Social Enterprise
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