The Falls was an experimental opera directed by Saskia Boddeke. This performance took place in 2005 in the Broerenkerk in Zwolle (the Netherlands) and was the first 33 ⅓ Collective collaboration. It concluded their bachelor study at the CABK ArtEZ university of the arts.
The opera is based on one of Peter Greenaway's earliest works; a book and film called The Falls in which 92 characters are struck by a mysterious event that leaves them obsessed with birds and flight. These incidents are called "Violent Unknown Event" or VUE.
Mr. Greenaway was closely involved in the process of making this piece, that was performed by 92 music, theater and fine arts students. 33 ⅓ Collective was responsible for the visual input that consisted of seven video projections.