Phoenix Risen at Compression 2014 (photo by Caty Vail, Behance)

A GREAT 2014 Compression Art & Fire festival

Thank you ALL for making Compression 2014 wildly successful.  We appreciate your support, participation and attendance.  We appreciate what you bring to the culture we share downtown, the creativity, energy and openness.  Event photos generously shared by area photographers assure us that it WAS THAT GOOD!  So much gratitude.

Phoenix Risen at Compression 2014 (photo by Caty Vail, Behance)
Phoenix Risen at Compression 2014 (photo by Cait Vail, Behance)

Our Main Event, July 26 on Reno City Plaza

Join us for Compression Art & Fire 2014 on Reno City Plaza and indulge yourself in a [dust] free slice of Burning Man.  Performances begin this year at 5 pm, and will include BohoHoops, eNVision, Tahoe Cielo Aerials, Nataraja, Stiff Kitty Burlesque, Obsidian Butterfly,  Controlled Burn, Flameology and Black Rock City Allstars among many others.  BohoHoops

Battle Born Derby Demons Rollergirls will again be volunteering throughout the venue, and welcomes your volunteerism too.  Visit the Fire Garden full of fiery sculptures, the Vendor Garden, and of course lots of Art Cars and Mutant Vehicles.  There will be food and drink, playa sculptures and informational booths from all sorts of alternative groups.  The afterparty is by Osiris, and tickets will be available at the Compression information stand.

Don't mess with Compression!
Don’t mess with Compression!

Virginia Street in downtown Reno from Mill to Second Street, and Reno City Plaza at First and Virginia Streets.  5-11 p.m.  Free and family-friendly.  Reserved seats at $5 at 775-686-9608.  Please leave pets at home because the plaza becomes crowded and large-scale flame effects cause distress.

Worlds away

"The Worlds"
“The Worlds”

A playa outside Austin seems worlds away, but we are going there, and taking our fire with us.  We will create a Compression festival on Saturday night, July 12th for the opening night of “The Worlds” landsailing international championships.  Would you like to practice your playa set-up, partake of a little fire, meet some folks immersed in their passion — the landsailers from around the world?  We would!

Get ready for us, Fernley

We are rolling into Fernley next!  And we are arriving hungry because we LOVE Indian Tacos.  Get ’em while they’re hot.  Enjoy them in the rodeo stands while aerials, marionettes, fire dance and music play out in the arena.  Enjoy lots of hot stuff at Compression in Fernley on June 28, 6-10 pm in the rodeo grounds at Out-of-Town Park.

Indian Tacos, just like at roadside on the way to the Burn
Indian Tacos, just like at roadside on the way to the Burn