WATERBOMBS!

Draw your swords! A hysterical water balloon gladiator show with comic antics, flying water balloons, and loud opera music. Using no words, the ultimate for the ultimate visual storytellers, Seth and Christina deliver a gut-busting, interactive show that has thrilled crowds in 22 countries. An audience and press favorite around the globe. Great for all ages.

WATERBOMBS!

Featuring: SETH BLOOM & CHRISTINA GELSONE

Saturday, September 16 & Sunday, September 17 | 2:30PM
Location: Water Street Entrance of Photoville

Draw your swords! A hysterical water balloon gladiator show with comic antics, flying water balloons, and loud opera music. Using no words, the ultimate for the ultimate visual storytellers, Seth and Christina deliver a gut-busting, interactive show that has thrilled crowds in 22 countries. An audience and press favorite around the globe. Great for all ages.

ARTIST BIO

Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone met at a circus in Afghanistan, got engaged while street performing in Scotland, and married in China. They have performed in over 22 countries, competed in international circus festivals, juggled on the Late Show with David Letterman, starred on the Big Apple Circus, and were featured in The New York Times. They live in Harlem, New York City.  www.acrobuffos.com

PROGRAMMING

[ OTHER SATURDAY Sept 16th ]

View Masters: A Concept Development Workshop

Presented by: J. Sybylla Smith

SATURDAY, Sept 16 | 12PM – 4PM

Learn how to introduce complex ideas and provide structure to your photo projects while boosting your concept development skills in this interactive workshop, which inc...
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A Picture of America: Privilege, Race & The Era of Trump

Presented by: Sheila Pree Bright, Danny Wilcox Frazier

SATURDAY, Sept 16 | 1:30PM – 2:30PM

Explore the lives of individuals and communities that are often unseen, through the perspective of renowned photographers Sheila Pree Bright and Danny Wilcox Frazier. ...
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Reclaiming Photography

Presented by: Laura Beltrán Villamizar, Shahidul Alam, Austin Merrill, Daniella Zalcman, Tara Pixley, Brent Lewis

SATURDAY, Sept 16 | 12PM – 1PM

A panel discussion from the founding members of RECLAIM: an alliance of The Everyday Projects, Native Agency, Majority World, Women Photograph, and Diversify Photo. Re...
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