Saturday, October 13, 2007

Tomorrow night I'll be attending Kansas City's second WaterFire exhibition a block from my apartment. I took in the previous show and found it both agreeably subtle and theatric, the somber spectacle of water-borne pyres skillfully juxtaposed with ambient music and flame-breathing sidewalk performers. For Kansas Citians familiar with the glorified sewer that is Brush Creek, WaterFire's success seems at best unlikely; surprisingly, the September event managed to briefly transform the "riverwalk" into an open-air cathedral.

9 comments:

Elan said...

Looks alchemical – the marriage of fire and water…enjoy, and send us dispatches from the mixing of the fundamental elements!

Mac said...

You got it!

Elan said...

Kansas City continues to amaze...the arts seem to flourish there.

Mac said...

Kansas City isn't a bad town; it's small but surprisingly sophisticated for the Midwest. I think a lot of the problem is that people naturally mistake it with Kansas City, Kansas, which isn't even a city as far as I'm concerned.

Elan said...

Guilty!

Anonymous said...

Was this KC/MISS. event cancelled due to excessive rain? See site for updates, I guess.

Mac said...

WaterFire canceled due to weather. Damnit!

Elan said...

Water and Fire cancelled due to weather...you could not make that headline up in a room of National Enquirer reporters!

Mac said...

Water and Fire cancelled due to weather

It sounds almost apocalyptic!