Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Campbells Cove, Vivid Sydney, Fire Water

Fire Water was a performance at Campbells Cove at The Rocks which was part of the Vivid Sydney festival. There were three shows a night over four nights of the long weekend, 11th-14th June. This year, the show was based on the voyage of the tall ship Sydney Cove, which was sent from Calcutta to Sydney in 1797 by merchant Robert Campbell. It included Aboriginal performers, Bollywood inspired dancing, glowing light installations and fire sculptures. The show ended with a glowing tall ship entering the cove, sailors descending down on aerialist tissus, cranes unloading glowing barrels into the harbour and billows of colourful smoke bursting from it in the style of the Indian Holi festival.

34 comments:

  1. Colorful. I like the reflections on the water.

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  2. Fantastic...how lucky you are to be there to take these pics!

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  3. I would love to see that! How colourful. It must have been exciting to see!

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  4. How very exciting! Wonderful night shots...you caught all that energy in your camera! Beautiful!

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  5. Beautiful shots! We had fireworks for our July 1st Canada Day, but only crazy people shooting them off and scaring the wildlife in Muskoka! http://mymuskoka.blogspot.com

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  6. looks great. i never got to see this :-( but your photos make up for it. thanks for sharing.

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  7. Simon, they also ran The Rocks Night Markets over this long weekend, with some great food stalls that I'm sure you would have enjoyed.

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  8. I realize you're in Australia, but this show would be great over here in the States for the 4th of July. Love your festive captures!

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  9. Great photos. That must have been spectacular in person.

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  10. Wow! I wish I could see them :) Fantastic work :)

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  11. Interesting. Didn't end up getting ot this.

    Public Service Announcement - World Press Photo and SMH photo exhibitions on at State Library.

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  12. Thanks for the info on the photo exhibits Ann. I'll try and get to them.

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  13. amazing night shots, the night comes alive with the lights :)

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  14. Those are gorgeous night shots! Amazing color and clarity...beautiful!

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  15. Thank you for your daily reports on the Vivid Sydney Festival, I'm amazed at how big the event is. Your photos are a joy to see. I had a wonderful time. THANKS AGAIN !

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  16. Breathtaking with all the colors. And especially nighttime views!!

    My Wednesday post -Tall Sail Ships Arriving. Lots of photos! Hope you can come take the tour with me!

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  17. wow, beautiful!

    All art is an imitation of nature.
    - Seneca

    BLOGitse

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  18. the play of lights on water is fascinating. beautiful photos.

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  19. So beautiful. Great shots and reflections

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  20. Some beautiful photos here with all the colors. Looks like a fun show to watch too!

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  21. Must have been an amazing performance. Great shots!

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