The Dream Machine Experience

before the before and after the after

A Production by Dream Machine Experience Inc. & SOZO

From the mind of the incomparable Nona Hendryx, comes a brand-new experience that pushes the boundaries of art and technology. A Lincoln Center commission and part of Summer for the City, The Dream Machine Experience offers three distinct segments in multiple spaces across campus, combining the physical and digital worlds through Afrofuturist art, music, and storytelling. Engage in conversation with Bina48, a humanoid robot powered by AI, in her Afro Future Garden at the Atrium; follow The Bridge on an AR journey led by Hendryx’s virtual avatar Cyboracle; and visit The Dream Machine for a full-scale VR experience. Discover the past, engage with the present, and imagine the future!

 

Three ways to dream

 

 

 

 

 

 

Come dream with us! Upcoming events

June 23 - All Day

Summer for the City
The Dream Machine Experience

The Bridge

Lincoln Center Presents
A Production by Dream Machine Experience Inc. & SOZO

June 23 - All Day

Full-campus experience

Time travel through an immersive AR experience across our outdoor spaces led by Cyboracle, the larger-than-life virtual avatar portrayed by Nona Hendryx.

June 23 - All Day

Summer for the City
The Dream Machine Experience

The Dream Machine

Virtual Reality Experience

Lincoln Center Presents
A Production by Dream Machine Experience Inc. & SOZO

June 23 - All Day

Griffin Sidewalk Studio, David Geffen Hall

Dive headfirst into the future with full-scale virtual reality experiences, conceived by Nona Hendryx with designs by XR artist Sutu.

June 23 at 3:00 pm

Summer for the City
The Dream Machine Experience

Willie Mae Rock Camp

The Black Sound Salon and Synth Orchestra, with Bina48

Lincoln Center Presents
A Production by Dream Machine Experience Inc. & SOZO

June 23 at 3:00 pm

David Rubenstein Atrium

Delve into themes such as time travel, prayer, meditation, and the ecstatic traditions of African American culture.

June 24 - All Day

Summer for the City
The Dream Machine Experience

The Bridge

Lincoln Center Presents
A Production by Dream Machine Experience Inc. & SOZO

June 24 - All Day

Full-campus experience

Time travel through an immersive AR experience across our outdoor spaces led by Cyboracle, the larger-than-life virtual avatar portrayed by Nona Hendryx.

June 25 - All Day

Summer for the City
The Dream Machine Experience

The Bridge

Lincoln Center Presents
A Production by Dream Machine Experience Inc. & SOZO

June 25 - All Day

Full-campus experience

Time travel through an immersive AR experience across our outdoor spaces led by Cyboracle, the larger-than-life virtual avatar portrayed by Nona Hendryx.

June 25 at 7:30 pm

Summer for the City
The Dream Machine Experience

Dreaming Big

Thinking Into the Future and Envisioning New Possibilities

Lincoln Center Presents
A Production by Dream Machine Experience Inc. & SOZO

June 25 at 7:30 pm

David Rubenstein Atrium

How do we stay connected and human in the abundance of technology creating rapid moving landscapes, new realities, and global impacts?

June 26 - All Day

Summer for the City
The Dream Machine Experience

The Bridge

Lincoln Center Presents
A Production by Dream Machine Experience Inc. & SOZO

June 26 - All Day

Full-campus experience

Time travel through an immersive AR experience across our outdoor spaces led by Cyboracle, the larger-than-life virtual avatar portrayed by Nona Hendryx.

June 26 - All Day

Summer for the City
The Dream Machine Experience

The Dream Machine

Virtual Reality Experience

Lincoln Center Presents
A Production by Dream Machine Experience Inc. & SOZO

June 26 - All Day

Griffin Sidewalk Studio, David Geffen Hall

Dive headfirst into the future with full-scale virtual reality experiences, conceived by Nona Hendryx with designs by XR artist Sutu.

June 26 at 7:30 pm

Summer for the City
The Dream Machine Experience

Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe

Presents Organisms in Flux

Lincoln Center Presents
A Production by Dream Machine Experience Inc. & SOZO

June 26 at 7:30 pm

David Rubenstein Atrium

The marriage of synthesis and voice allows for a heightened physicality in the way of ecstatic music in this one-of-a-kind performance at the Atrium.

June 27 - All Day

Summer for the City
The Dream Machine Experience

The Bridge

Lincoln Center Presents
A Production by Dream Machine Experience Inc. & SOZO

June 27 - All Day

Full-campus experience

Time travel through an immersive AR experience across our outdoor spaces led by Cyboracle, the larger-than-life virtual avatar portrayed by Nona Hendryx.

June 27 - All Day

Summer for the City
The Dream Machine Experience

The Dream Machine

Virtual Reality Experience

Lincoln Center Presents
A Production by Dream Machine Experience Inc. & SOZO

June 27 - All Day

Griffin Sidewalk Studio, David Geffen Hall

Dive headfirst into the future with full-scale virtual reality experiences, conceived by Nona Hendryx with designs by XR artist Sutu.

June 27 at 7:00 pm

Summer for the City
The Dream Machine Experience

The Nurture Session: Stephanie Dinkins & Friends

Followed by Afrofuturism

Lincoln Center Presents
A Production by Dream Machine Experience Inc. & SOZO

June 27 at 7:00 pm

David Rubenstein Atrium

Dinkins and invited sister-friends share stories, hopes, desires, wisdoms, and oral histories with Bina48 in this Dream Machine session.

June 27 at 8:00 pm

Summer for the City
The Dream Machine Experience

Afrofuturism: Identity, Future Memory, AI, and Humanhood

Lincoln Center Presents
A Production by Dream Machine Experience Inc. & SOZO

June 27 at 8:00 pm

David Rubenstein Atrium

This discussion between Ytasha L. Womack and John Jennings will explore our evolving relationships with identity, memory, humanhood, and community.

June 28 - All Day

Summer for the City
The Dream Machine Experience

The Bridge

Lincoln Center Presents
A Production by Dream Machine Experience Inc. & SOZO

June 28 - All Day

Full-campus experience

Time travel through an immersive AR experience across our outdoor spaces led by Cyboracle, the larger-than-life virtual avatar portrayed by Nona Hendryx.

June 28 - All Day

Summer for the City
The Dream Machine Experience

The Dream Machine

Virtual Reality Experience

Lincoln Center Presents
A Production by Dream Machine Experience Inc. & SOZO

June 28 - All Day

Griffin Sidewalk Studio, David Geffen Hall

Dive headfirst into the future with full-scale virtual reality experiences, conceived by Nona Hendryx with designs by XR artist Sutu.

June 28 at 7:00 pm

Summer for the City
The Dream Machine Experience

Neptune's Lullaby 

Followed by Of Two Minds

Lincoln Center Presents
A Production by Dream Machine Experience Inc. & SOZO

June 28 at 7:00 pm

David Rubenstein Atrium

Neptune's Lullaby is a captivating musical odyssey delving into humanity, technology, and existential inquiry.

June 28 at 8:00 pm

Summer for the City
The Dream Machine Experience

Of Two Minds

With Bina48

Lincoln Center Presents
A Production by Dream Machine Experience Inc. & SOZO

June 28 at 8:00 pm

David Rubenstein Atrium

Artist and AI researcher Claire Jervert’s Of Two Minds synthesizes a number of leading technologies, including AI, VR and CHATGPT.

June 29 - All Day

Summer for the City
The Dream Machine Experience

The Bridge

Lincoln Center Presents
A Production by Dream Machine Experience Inc. & SOZO

June 29 - All Day

Full-campus experience

Time travel through an immersive AR experience across our outdoor spaces led by Cyboracle, the larger-than-life virtual avatar portrayed by Nona Hendryx.

June 29 - All Day

Summer for the City
The Dream Machine Experience

The Dream Machine

Virtual Reality Experience

Lincoln Center Presents
A Production by Dream Machine Experience Inc. & SOZO

June 29 - All Day

Griffin Sidewalk Studio, David Geffen Hall

Dive headfirst into the future with full-scale virtual reality experiences, conceived by Nona Hendryx with designs by XR artist Sutu.

June 29 at 5:00 pm

Summer for the City
The Dream Machine Experience

The Theory of Self

Theory, Music, and Technology, with Bina48

Lincoln Center Presents
A Production by Dream Machine Experience Inc. & SOZO

June 29 at 5:00 pm

David Rubenstein Atrium

Discuss cyber consciousness, mind clones, and the connection between theoretical physics and the music of the universe.

June 29 at 7:30 pm

Summer for the City
The Dream Machine Experience

George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic

Lincoln Center Presents
A Production by Dream Machine Experience Inc. & SOZO

June 29 at 7:30 pm

Damrosch Park

Bring the music, bring in the funk as you spend a night to remember with legend George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic!

June 29 at 10:00 pm

Summer for the City
Silent Disco | The Dream Machine Experience

DJ Ultra Naté

Lincoln Center Presents
A Production by Dream Machine Experience Inc. & SOZO

June 29 at 10:00 pm

The Dance Floor

Follow your bliss at the wildly popular Silent Disco series! Envision the future as part of The Dream Machine Experience with iconic DJ Ultra Naté!

June 30 - All Day

Summer for the City
The Dream Machine Experience

The Bridge

Lincoln Center Presents
A Production by Dream Machine Experience Inc. & SOZO

June 30 - All Day

Full-campus experience

Time travel through an immersive AR experience across our outdoor spaces led by Cyboracle, the larger-than-life virtual avatar portrayed by Nona Hendryx.

June 30 - All Day

Summer for the City
The Dream Machine Experience

The Dream Machine

Virtual Reality Experience

Lincoln Center Presents
A Production by Dream Machine Experience Inc. & SOZO

June 30 - All Day

Griffin Sidewalk Studio, David Geffen Hall

Dive headfirst into the future with full-scale virtual reality experiences, conceived by Nona Hendryx with designs by XR artist Sutu.

June 30 at 7:30 pm

Summer for the City
The Dream Machine Experience

Nona Hendryx as Cyboracle and The Dream Machine

With Bina48

Lincoln Center Presents
A Production by Dream Machine Experience Inc. & SOZO

June 30 at 7:30 pm

David Rubenstein Atrium

Nona Hendryx, as Cyboracle, is set to bring The Dream Machine run to a captivating close, featuring special guests and collaborators.

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Full calendar of events

You're invited to hundreds of FREE events, representing a wide array of genres for all ages, from June 12–August 10. Explore the full calendar here »

Plan your visit

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Accessibility

Our approach to accessibility mirrors our commitment to transform performing arts spaces to be more inclusive of our audiences’ identities and access needs by design, not as an afterthought or add-on. Learn more »

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The majority of our events are FREE—with a selection of Choose-What-You-Pay performances. Click here for a ticketing overview » 

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