Artpark Presents: Big Bang
Saturday 2nd Sep, 2017
Artpark450 South 4th St. Lewiston, NY 14092
6PM -- William Close and The Earth Harp Collective
An internationally renowned ensemble that combines the creative forces of artists, musicians, composers and choreographers. The stunning centerpiece of the instrumentation - the earth harp - is just one of the many new and cutting edge instruments in this dynamic show. Tthe ultimate multi-dimensional concert experience!
8:30PM -- The U.S. premiere of BIG BANG by Plasticiens Volants
This dynamic group from France creates spectacular stories using giant inflated puppets and objects. The exotic, illuminated ‘inflatables’ present stories from history, mythology and literature against the evening sky. Controlled by equally mesmerizing costumed actor-operators who interact with the audience, these giant inflated puppets and objects fly over the observers to demonstrate the evolution of the universe in a poetic way.
Plasticiens Volants has thrilled audiences from over five continents, with high-profile appearances at the Olympic Games in Barcelona, Paralympic Games in Australia, and festivals from Canada to Japan—yet they have never performed in the U.S. Artpark’s scenic location will provide a dramatic backdrop for the fantastic inflatables, and an exclusive opportunity for spectators of all ages to experience this unique performance.
$15 General Admission, $35 Reserved Seating (Reserved Seating available for Earth Harp performance only).
Tickets are on sale now at tickets.com and artpark.net, by phone at 1-888-223-6000, and at the Artpark Box Office.
Big Bang is presented by M&T Bank and sponsored by the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Support also provided by through a grant from Empire State Development’s I LOVE NEW YORK program under Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Market NY initiative.