Monday, June 30, 2008

Logan's Run meet Little Mermaid, Enya, with a twist of the Wizard of Oz

Every year, Ann Arbor hosts "Top of the Park," a summer festival held on the green strip of lawn in front of the graduate studies building. The festival includes music, vendors, movies, and - last Wednesday night - the heliosphere: an "enchanting outdoor spectacle of aerialist performers suspended from a larger-than-life helium balloon".

The event was set against the steely blue of a summer storm sky. The luminescent sphere ascended in changing greens, pinks, and purples. The metallic-white clad dancer, harnessed at the sphere's base, twirled to a meditative song that blasted through the park's sound system. She had a flower in her hair. It was bizarre and beautiful.

Of course, I forgot my camera. I lifted these from flickr. Thanks to the photographers, mem.photo and katiewhitney.




5 comments:

Ben and Sarah said...

Heliospheriffic!

Ben and Sarah said...

Heliosphantastic?

Mamacita said...

Definitely Ann Arborish. And your commentary was very literary. Do you have a degree in English?

Erin said...

I just don't know why this stuff doesn't happen when you guys come to visit us, mom!

Dawn said...

Now you know when to invite family! :) Seems like there should always be something strange going on in A2!