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Sydney June 2014 (6 photos, 1 video)
This is part 3 of my Vivid 2014 series.
The Vivid Festival of Sydney 2014 ends tonight after 18 nights. The majority of shows and displays occur in the Circular Quay area of Sydney, from the Opera House on the east side to the Harbour Bridge on the west side. However even this is not enough room for the displays, and it has now expanded into other areas. Just to the west of Circular Quay is the Darling Harbour area of the city, and it is here that we find the Vivid Aquatique Water Theatre, now in its second year I believe.
The Vivid Aquatique Water Theatre features computer controlled dancing water jets in a ‘magic wall’ of light and water, specialised sculptural fountains inspired by Louis XIV’s ‘Water Garden’ at Versailles, giant water screens and large-format video projections, four high-powered full colour lasers and, for some shows, marine fireworks. The french company, Aquatique Show International, has put together the shows and is considered to be an expert in water shows and aquatic effects, having produced acclaimed multimedia marine spectacles in six continents. A different show occurs every hour.
For anyone interested, the following link is to a short 30 second video I made during the “love” show, to give you an idea of what the performance involved: Vivid Aquatique
I saw 2 of the shows. This other one involved witches, middle earth style armies, and werewolves. Then along came a man dancing up a firestorm. I didn’t try to overthink it. I just enjoyed the spectacle for what it was.
I turned around and saw the Intel Robot. I gave way and gave him plenty of room. I took a photo then walked to the nearby Chinatown and had a late dinner. I walked past the In Between Two Worlds art installation. As I had my camera, I took some photos and night shots of that will follow later.
My previous VIVID Festival of Sydney photography:
VIVID 2014: Random VIVIDness 2014 (2)
VIVID 2014: Random VIVIDness 2014 (1)
VIVID 2013: Lights. Camera. Action!
VIVID 2013: Random Scenes of VIVIDness
VIVID 2012: Light the Night