The 2017 KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival will present Plasticiens Volants in its U.S. premiere “Big Bang” at 8 p.m. Sept. 15-16 at Parcel 5, 285 E. Main St., Rochester.
Founded in Paris in 1976, Plasticiens Volants has performed for audiences all over the world its form of street theater on a grand scale. The group combines giant inflatables, which the company creates and flies via actors on the ground, with theater, projected images, music and pyrotechnics to tell dreamlike stories.
Known for creating high-profile events in the skies, squares and streets of five continents —including its most recent production for the Olympic Games in Rio — Plasticiens Volants’ two Fringe performances are part of the French company’s U.S. premiere. The hour-long show “Big Bang” is a creation story that the company describes as a “visual poem around very human questions — Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? To infuse everything that is said on the subject raises a certainty, we are not sure of anything.”
“The KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival’s annual, free public art performances are a unique feature, not only in our region, but throughout the world,” said Vincent Esposito, Finger Lakes regional office director for Empire State Development. “Empire State Development, through the Finger Lakes Forward regional economic development plan, is proud to support the inclusive efforts of this festival which celebrates and inspires local, regional, national and international creativity.”
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