Torcher Chamber Arkestra is a flameworking performance company comprised of artists from sculptural, neon, scientific, and bead flameworked glass backgrounds. Torcher combines fire, glass, music, and explosives to educate, engage and entertain. Founded in 2010 by artist and chief conductor Carrie Fertig, Torcher Chamber Arkestra takes the concept of hot shop (furnace glass) performance and places it within a torch arena to explode ideas of what flameworked glass is whilst exploring its performance potential.
Torcher Chamber Arkestra will give their second performance at the Festival. The performance is titled Torcher Tailor and they will be making a glass wedding dress exploring the theme of Union live on a flameworking fire dancing bride. The audience will be asked to put the finishing touches on the dress. There will be live percussion, scorching tunes, performances by each of our players, cake, hot shop team technique, and the dress will end up in the International Festival of Glass Finale, Glasshionistas.
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