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We jumped at the chance to chat with David Byrne, lead singer and founding member of 'Talking Heads'. (Image: Joshua Lewis / Seattle Refined)

Our One-on-One with David Byrne

David Byrne is of course best known as the front man of the trailblazing band The Talking Heads. But this creative visionary is more recently the force behind a groundbreaking new theater piece: Here Lies Love.

This is not your grandmother's theater. The stage is built into an immersive dance floor where the audience dances it's way through the story along with the actors. Byrne teamed up with dance music legend Fatboy Slim to keep the music popping all the way through. The story follows the rise and fall of Imelda Marcos--former first lady of the Philippines--who legend has it, loved dance clubs so much she had a disco ball installed in her home. Sounds strange and wonderful? We wouldn't expect anything less from David Byrne.

Here Lies Love opens at Seattle Rep in April and tickets are on sale now.