Squonk Pneumatica

Pneumatica is an event about air, made of air and powered by air. The Squonkers pump up the volume with live original music that permeates the air, while inflatables pump up and immerse the audience.

Location: Charles St Theatre Open Parking Lot – 1704 N Charles St

Figures and tentacles grow, powered by blowers and vortex fans, and culminate in the 40-foot high Lady Pneumatica who incorporates a wind turbine on her head. She blossoms with sails, breathing steam and raising her inflated arms to the sky. Squonk’s music incorporates the swoops and eddies of air with electronic bagpipes and a vertical accordion that is Lady Pneumatica’s lungs, played like a piano while it rises and falls with her breath. Playing with visual puns, air is used to activate costumes – Squonkers inflate like blowfish and musically activate headtubes with wild guitar and bass riffs.

With the creation of Pneumatica, the Squonkers continue to pursue the most American and democratic of art forms: the public celebration, with boisterous music and surreal image. Squonk taunts and whispers, bellows and caresses, using the very medium of sound: air.


Friday, July 20

5:00PM Pneumatica Performance
5:30PM STEAM Workshop – Educational workshop and behind the scenes look at Pneumatica
7:00PM Pneumatica Performance
7:30PM STEAM Workshop
9:00PM Pneumatica Performance

Saturday, July 21

3:00PM Pneumatica Performance
3:30PM STEAM Workshop
6:00PM Pneumatica Performance
6:30PM STEAM Workshop
9:00PM Pneumatica Performance

Sunday, July 22

1:00PM Pneumatica Performance
1:30PM STEAM Workshop
2:00PM Pneumatica Performance
3:00PM Pneumatica Workshop
3:30PM STEAM Workshop
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