The Electric Circus was themed around Victorian-inspired creativity and innovation. Buffalo-Niagara Tesla Festival celebrate the lifed and legacy of Nikola Tesla in WNY and Buffalo as the world’s first “Electric City”, put on by Martin McGee, Dana Saylor, and Tara Sasiadek in concert with ELAB.
The event was held at Lakeward Spirits, a turn-of-the-century barrel factory converted into a distillery and venue in a Buffalo’s Old First Ward. We performed with electric light sculptures as our backdrop.
DID YOU KNOW?
Tesla achieved his lifelong dream and the pinnacle of his career in Buffalo Niagara – the birth of the Electric Age! This achievement was a major turning point in world history that still impacts the daily lives of billions of people.
Nikola Tesla’s goal in life, imagined as a young man was to get to Niagara Falls so he could install his AC-powered turbines to capture and distribute power worldwide, a watershed moment in the course of civilization.