UPDATE: Comments by Claire Christine Spera in the Austin Statesman's Seeing Things blog, July 16 (355 words)
the journey of the Olympic flame from ancient Greece to the London 2012 Olympics
featuring aerial stunts, poetry, and an original score
JULY 13 – 27, Fridays - Sundays at 8 p.m.
3 p.m. matinees on Sundays
507 Calles Street (click for map)
Tickets $15 - $25 available on-line at eventbrite
Sky Candy aerial arts collective will produce “The Flame,” a theatrical presentation of the story of the Olympic flame, running July 17 - 27, 2012, at its studio atin East Austin.
"The Flame" is an original contemporary interpretation of the history, meaning and spirit of the Olympic flame, conceived, produced and directed by Sky Candy founding member Andy Agne. The audience will be taken on a journey from ancient Greece, when the flame was born, to modern day England as the torch arrives in London for the Olympic Games and takes the spirit of the Olympic games into the future.
“I’m excited about showing the timeline, the progression of the Olympic Flame from ancient times to the present,” said director Andy Agne. “It’s a reminder of what the Olympic games really are and should be, a friendly competition between countries, finding that common denominator that unites us all, that’s what the spirit of the Flame really is.”
“The Flame” will feature music composed by Chris Humphrey and dance & aerial choreography by Andy Agne, as well as aerial stunts on hoop, straps and trapeze, and ground-based dance, acrobatics, poetry and acting.
The final performance of “The Flame” will be held on the night of the opening ceremonies of the London 2012 Summer Olympics, and the show will be followed by a viewing of the opening ceremonies and Olympic kick-off party.
“The Flame” will be held at Sky Candy’s studio located at 507 Calles Street in East Austin. Ticket prices range from $15-$25 for the show and can be purchased at http://theflame.eventbrite.com/. The show will run at the following dates and times:
Sky Candy debuted its first theatrical production, “The Red Shoes”, to Austin audiences in 2011, receiving rave reviews. Their follow-up “The Time Machine” in April 2012 was similarly well-received.
About Sky Candy Sky Candy is an aerial arts collective whose mission is to develop and foster interest for the aerial arts in Austin, Texas. Founded in 2010, it offers aerial classes in multiple apparatuses such as silks, lyra, static trapeze, static pole, corde lisse and hammock for all skill levels. Sky Candy also offers open studio and rehearsal space in the fast-growing artist haven of East Austin. For more information, visit www.skycandyaustin.com.