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Motion Picture: A sight and sound spectacular

As if Silo City was not spectacular enough, there are a number of organizations around Buffalo that are now taking advantage of the site in order to set up performances, light shows, festivals, poetry readings… you name it and it’s happening at Silo City. For an area of the city that appeared to be on its way out just a few short years ago, Silo City has suddenly rebounded, capturing the imaginations of people from all over the region (and the world) who are now captivated by the external sights and internal sounds of the hulking behemoths known as the silos. Case in point was the recent mad success of City of Nite.

One of the next events to take place at Silo City is a theatrical performance called “Motion Picture: A sight and sound spectacular”, which is being billed by Torn Space Theater as “a site specific spectacle of light, video and performance.” The audience will be able to follow a soldier from pastoral settings to war torn ruins, as he is faced with inner-struggles dealing with the consequences of battle, both on the field and in the heart. The area surrounding the silos will feature installation artists, horseback riders, bagpipers, reenactors of the war of 1812, flag bearers, sound and lighting designers, 120 ft. video projections, parades and warfare. Could there be a better setting for this type of theatrical stunt?

Motion Picture: A sight and sound spectacular
August 23 and 24 at 8:00 pm
Silo City: 20 Childs Street 87 Childs Street, Buffalo NY
(Off Ohio Street in Buffalo’s First Ward)

Admission is $10 and tickets are available online at, or in cash the night of performance.

Written and Directed by Dan Shanahan
Production Design by Melissa Meola and Tim Stegner
Video Design by Brian Millbrand
Lighting Design by John Rickus and Carlie Todoro Rickus
Sound Design by Justin Rowland
Costume Design by Jessica Wegrzyn
Installation performances created by MJ Myers and Frank Napolski

Performed by
John Toohill
Diane Gaidry
State of New York Militia (1812)
Pipe Major Joseph Baschnagel and accompanying Pipe Band
Ann Cinelli on horseback
And many more…


Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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