What’s a cosmic opera, you ask? Why, it’s an “extrasensory electronic music event”! What’s an extrasensory electronic music event? Good question.

As Saturday Night Live’s Stefon might say, the Cosmic Opera has everything: contortionists, dancers, opera singers roaming through the crowd, and aerialists precariously dangling from the roof. 

It’s kinda like a house show, but more interactive and with some opera thrown in. According to DJ Axwell of Swedish House Mafia, it’s especially different because, “Normally we don’t have that much humans in a show.”

You can learn more about Cosmic Opera, which recently took over NYC’s Hammerstein Ballroom, in the video above.