Gracing the skies of Silo City always feels majestic; there’s nothing like a 100 foot grain silo to make you feel like being 20 feet in the air is NBD. The backdrop created by the silos, the industrial landscape, and the river are like no other. This time we had the added pleasure of Sportman’s stellar selection of Americana music, which inspired our sets. Big thanks to all the bands, the Sportsman’s Americana Foundation, and everyone who came out to celebrate on what turned out to be a pretty perfect day.
The Solstice Festival was full of whimsy: fairy houses, flower crowns, fanciful costumes, graceful dancers and of course high flying performance from the Buffalo Aerial Dance team. It was a pleasure and honor to perform in this gorgeous scenery, with the headliner Lehrer Dance dancing on the colorful Niagara ’79 painted lot to celebrate its reopening. Magic by Paul Antonio, drumming by Slyboots, and fire performance by Pyromancy rounded out the event, making it a joyous celebration of both the solstice and the resurgence of performing arts culture in Buffalo.
Creating alternatives to reality has long been the domain of art, using the artificial to step out of the current circumstances and step back into them with a different perspective. Let us offer you a few paths in and out of the current state of affairs and touch those forgotten corners of your mind with dynamic dance performance and provocative visual arts. Relish the delights of these artists who all work diligently on Great Arrow Factory’s 3rd floor, and enjoy the opportunity to step into the life of an artist yourself! This event is ALL AGES; ID’s will be checked for cash bar access, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available as well. This event features FLEXIBLE TICKETING. Purchase tickets online or at the door to whatever sparks your fancy, or take advantage of our PACKAGE DEAL: all three for $20. Purchase the package deal by March 30, and receive a free drink ticket! Purchase Tickets Here 5:30 – Doors open 6:00-9:00 – Arts Reception //included with all tickets Cash bar, appetizer, and artists meet and greet inside the studios of Bruce Adams, Dave
The Taste of Paradise celebrates the opening of the spring flower exhibit at the Botanical Gardens. The venue could not be more beautiful, and we were so grateful to add to the gorgeous scenery. The photos say it all for this one. Video coming soon! More info
We love performing at the Imperial Court Masquerade! The performers and the ICB community are amazing to hang out with, and the costumes never disappoint. This year’s theme channeled the glamour of Old Hollywood. Photos courtesy of Loop Magazine
This year the Witches Ball kicked up the fancy with a new location in the gorgeous Statler City downtown. The theme was Heavenly Inferno with a heavenly and hellish theme in each room. This event feels like a mini-festival; it is it displays the abundance of local talent in the most wonderfully weird ways. The cup of Buffalove definitely runeth over as homegrown performances and costumes reach a prime level: it is truly a feast for the senses! Some of our favorite performance from this year included a Phantom of the Opera Medley by Cortney Costanzo, The Alice in Wonderland original dance by the Foxy Diamonds, African drumming and amazing feats of skill by the Slyboots Circus, a fantastically talented magician, burlesque by Femme Noir, and fabulous music by John Ceglia, who was a guest DJ from the original Studio 54 in NYC, Dave Schultz and CO Jones. Every year, the Witches Ball is a treasure and a treat not to be missed! A big thank you to Shawn Wright and Paul Fanfara of Living in the Buff for the fabulous
For the Third Party, we collaborated with local artists to support Squeeky Wheel media arts center. It was a pleasure to perform in the Agway malthouse, full of that industrial majesty and eerie beauty that makes events in Buffalo venues so much fun! The event reflected on the current political climate with debates, a swanky scandal, and faux voting booths. Photos coming
The Steampunk Festival delights on all levels: costumes, libations, entertainment. B.A.D. dancers were decked out in full steampunk attire twirling above the masses on lyra, rope, and trapeze. The evening set featured lighting and projection that gave an extra magical air to the performance. Of course, the festival is in celebration of the winery’s release of a new batch of Steampunk
We’ve performed indoors and outdoors all over WNY, but this was our first show in a circus tent! B.A.D. performed 3 sets of aerial silks and trapeze as a part of the Paul Antonio ensemble in The Circus Variety Show in Groton’s yearly festival. This circus show was filled with playful top notch acts including clowning, magic tricks, hand balancing and fire
Our second annual year at the Annual Brant Summerfest was just as delightful as the first. The upbeat and easygoing atmosphere of this festival is very family-friendly, which is convenient because it usually falls again on Father’s Day. Dads and their families love the live bands, games, bounce houses, food vendors and contests, the parade, and aerial