Providence International Arts Festival
June 13, 2015, 4:00, 8:00 & 9:30 PM
Squonk Opera Stage in Kennedy Plaza
The Squonkers roll into Kennedy Plaza with their latest road show– an outdoor musical spectacle about air, made of air, and powered by air– from a group hailed as “a multimedia troupe of infinite jest.”
Figures and tentacles grow, powered by blowers and vortex fans, and culminate in the 40-foot high Lady Pneumatica raising her inflated arms to the air with a wind turbine on her head. Squonk Opera has played on three continents and in more than 25 states, using blowers, pneumatic controls, inflatables and live music to immerse their audiences in interactive, site-specific public events that attack and celebrate the idiosyncrasies of our world. With the creation of “Pneumatica”, the Squonkers pursue the most American and democratic of art forms: the public celebration, with boisterous music and surreal image—pumping up the energy to engage children and adults alike in the stuff of life: air.