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August 17th 2013: City of Night !

The second annual City of Night will transform what has been dubbed Silo City from an iconic reminder of our local history into a dreamy spectacle of light, art and performance.

PYROMANCY PERFORMANCES:

We will be performing:
9:40-10pm at the Light Garden with NeWT from Armageddon Party providing live EBM
11:40-12:10 “Phoenix From the Ashes” a two level extravaganza with live music by Fuego and the Beaters! location: Mezzanine Walkway behind the main stage.

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Admission is free to all. Check Facebook for updates about installations, music, food and new additions to the event. https://www.facebook.com/CityOfNightBuffalo

The evening will include:
– Artist installations in/outside the grain elevators
– 464 Gallery Art Fair, a marketplace showcasing local artists and craftspeople
– A main music stage, lineup to be announced soon!
– Interactive art and performance for guests to experience
– Food trucks!!!
– A beer/wine tent
– GO Bike guided bike trips to the venue (5, 7 and 9pm) and a bike valet to check your two-wheeled ride
– Queen City Ferry drop off at the event, new this year

Inspired by Western New York’s rich industrial history, City of Night celebrates what was and what is, giving visitors a unique opportunity to interact up close with the massive grain elevators on Buffalo’s waterfront while simultaneously embracing the culture and energy of new Buffalo.

Projections from 2012:

Related Links:

City of Night Buffalo
City of Night Facebook
Facebook Event Page

Buffalo Infringement Festival 2011 Street Performances!

Gillian : Fire Hoop


Gillian : Fire Staff


Potter : Fire Fans

Photo Credit: Jose Rodriguez

Been out on Allentown with Gillian the past few nights between Lagniappes Lucky Dogs and Nietzsches during Buffalo Infringement Festival 2011. Our audiences have been wonderful, last night some folks from 12/8th Path Band joined us on percussion and it was bloody awesome. They are our favorite band in Buffalo to play with and we are looking forward to being next to them at Curtain Up!

We’ll be out tonight around midnight and quite possibly again tomorrow night.

Love sets Fire.
Potter Dee.

The Good Neighborhood: Where the heART Is – 2011 Infringement Fest in Review

“There is a spirit to the festival that would benefit us all if infused into the other 354 days of the year. It’s a sense of exploration, discovery, creativity, and celebration. It seems during those 11 bustling days that anything is possible – there are no boundaries, no restrictions, and no judgment. It’s a space where art is created organically and with intention, with the support of a strong and organized community.”
~Anna Laurie Miller

Artvoice Video for Dance Your Art Off!

At the event Dance Your Art Off we spun LED props and Flags at various locations around the dance floor to enhance the Dj performances and create an interesting backdrop.

From Artvoice:
Dance Your Art Off, as the name suggests, is first a dance party and then an art party. Town Ballroom was transformed into an avant garde dance palace where respected deep house star John Ceglia and Buffalo-based artist DJ Cutler spun breakbeat, funk, hip hop, and deep house all night.

Read more at Artvoice

Other press links from this event:

Artvoice: The Groove is in the Art
Buffalo Rising: Come Dance Your Art Off!

April 1st: Dance Your Art Off!


From Tony Billoni, creator of the Artists and Models Affairs, The JAM CLUB, the CRASH CLUB, and My Massive Throbbing Beat ….Dont miss this serious night of Dance Music and Environment –

You will experience:
NON-STOP DEEP HOUSE AND ELECTRONIC BEATS with
Legendary Mixmaster JOHN CEGLIA

Old Skool Meets the New Style in a Tripped Out Mash-Up
with special guest DJ CUTLER @ 9pm

Read more about this event in:
Artvoice: The Groove is in the Art
Buffalo Rising: Come Dance Your Art Off!

Performance Artist David Butler creates environmental decor, featuring guest poi and fan dancers in a crazy mix of flow, fabric and light.

Interactive Installations created by: iPad Artist & No Kardashians!

Dress Code: Wear Your Art

Minimum donation:
$15 advance ; $20 at the door
Tickets available at TICKETS.COM, Ballroom box office and ArtVoice (881-6604)

Part of the Give For Greatness series of events raising $1 million to benefit cultural institutions that lost funding in this year’s county budget.

Just got home from an AMAZING night at Dancing From the Heart!

What a fantastic show! We all got to light up the dance floor with fancy new LED toys, it was so pretty to see everyone going at once. STORM Buffalo raised over SEVEN THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS for Variety Club, total success!

I want to thank all the amazing Pyromancers who came and performed, all the other dance troops, there were too many for me to recall, and Tommy Randon for organizing the night.

Pyromancy on Winter Break!

It’s WAY too cold to want to play much these days, we’ve been hibernating, making costumes, new toys, here and there going to a gym, but other then that, not a lot of fire. If you are interested in having us, do drop us a line at our contact page, especially if you have somewhere indoors and warm for us to perform/play!

Announcements

We’d like to thank everyone who came out to Curtain Up! last night, we had an amazing time. If you have any pictures or video, we’d love to add them to our portfolio, drop us a message at info@pyromancy.org

I’d like to give special thanks to the Bijou Grill for helping us with power at last minute, Channel 4 for the coverage in their preview special, The VAuLT where we helped kick off their one year anniversary party, and most of all to Jerry Burgin who coordinated the entire Curtain Up! event.

Pyromancy will be having a business meeting 7pm, September 14th at Towne Restraurant, for all performers, safeties, newbies, photographers, musicians, anyone who wishes to be involved in our collective. We’ve got a lot to go over, there’s much excitement abound.

September 24th we’ll be performing at Delaware park at the Party for the Parks Olmstead Foundation Fundraiser. For a mere twenty dollars you’ll get Salsa, Mariachi, Beach Volleyball, Food, Drinks, FIRE! It’s going to be a fantastic time and it’s all going to Buffalo’s glorious park system. You can purchase tickets here.

Curtain Up!

Pyromancy will be busking on Main Street this Friday for the kick off to the “legitimate” theater season! Come see us next to the Bijou Grill, just look for the torches. We’ll be doing shows once an hour or so between 5 and 8, then heading over to The VAuLT for another show just for them, then hitting the streets again at 10pm till when ever people go home! There’s going to be tons of great music, artists, vendors, and food, Curtain Up! one of the better parties of the year, hope to see you there.

AND Thursday night, 7:30pm Channel 4 WIVB will be showing a preview of whats lined up for the night, so be sure to catch that if you have any doubts as if you’ll be coming.