East Coast Premier!

Friday, June 10: 5:45 – 6:05 p.m. & 7:15 – 7:35 p.m.
Saturday, June 11: 5:45 – 6:05 p.m. & 7:15 – 7:35 p.m.
Sunday, June 12: 2:35 – 2:55 p.m. & 5:05 – 5:25 p.m.

Established in 1994, SWAY is a much-celebrated touring company that fuses dance, theatre, and circus in performances that have amazed well over a million people in over 40 countries around the world. Based in Melbourne, Australia, the company performs atop twelve-foot flexible poles, bending and swaying to impossible angles to the delight of their audiences.

In a 20-minute performance, the daredevil artists in BLOOM will deliver a family friendly, colorful, and spirited work that explores the themes of earth and nature, community, transformation, individuality, and diversity. Accompanied by an original, unique, and eclectic soundtrack by Ania Reynolds, BLOOM celebrates the ephemeral and simultaneously beautiful nature of life. You definitely do not want to miss this East Coast Premiere—get ready to be amazed!

What is The Columbia Festival of the Arts?

The Columbia Festival of the Arts is a multi-weekend event that celebrates music, art, and entertainment. Each Festival kicks off in June with Lakefest, a free, three-day outdoor celebration at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront. Lakefest includes live performances, children's creative activities, a juried fine arts and crafts show, a variety of hands-on workshops for all ages and outdoor festival food fare.

The days following LakeFest are comprised of a variety of free and ticketed events, including performances in multiple disciplines, master classes, workshops, fine art exhibitions, literary offerings, film and frequent opportunities to interact directly with artists.