2012 Showcase & Operator Seminar
On Saturday, April 28, 2012 Pyro Spectaculars held its annual operator seminar and show case. Every year we bring together our operators and friends of the company for a BBQ picnic and a private fireworks show. This year's showcase was held at Cerritos Park East in the city of Cerritos. The event was attended by over 200 people.
This year's show was a memorial tribute to Natalie Pierzina, a legend in our community. Natalie first started working with Pyro Spectaculars in 1965 and in the decades following became a good friend to many. This show was an opportunity to pay tribute to her memory and remember her legacy.
Cai Guo-Qiang’s Sky Ladder & Mystery Circle
On Saturday, April 7th Cai Guo-Qiang debuted his new show, Sky Ladder, at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Pyro Spectaculars by Souza was the expert pyrotechnic consultant that helped bring the artist’s vision to life.
Cai Guo-Qiang has a long history of creating innovative and unique art. While some artists use watercolors or oil to paint their vision, Cai uses black powder and fire. The sky is his canvas and black powder is his paint. He has had dozens of shows all over the world. His current show, Sky Ladder, at the MOCA museum in Los Angeles, features a series of three monumental gunpowder drawings. By using pyrotechnics effects Cai creates truly unique art by scorching the canvas. Pyro Spectaculars helped the artist by procuring the materials and helping him paint safely. Click here to see a gallery of the drawings.
Big Bang Friday Night at Angel Stadium
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim present Big Bang Fireworks Nights on Fridays at Angel Stadium. Come out to the ballpark to see Torii Hunter, Bobby Abreu and the Angels as they battle for their fifth playoff appearance in the last seven seasons. Stick around for a spectacular post-game fireworks display by Pyro Spectaculars by Souza!
Macy’s Fourth of July Spectacular
Working with the Macy's creative staff we have, for nearly 30 years, designed and delivered more than a fireworks show. We have created “the WOW effect” for millions of New Yorker's and television viewers across the country. Using our exclusive “designer line” product, our passion and performance, we have worked with Macy's to set the industry standard. This is the largest Independence Day fireworks show in the nation!
For more information check out: http://goo.gl/rZlsS
125th Birthday of the Statue of Liberty
New York City, NY, November 3, 2011 -- Here's a video of the "Gift of Light" segment leading into the "Golden Mile" fireworks for the 125th Anniversary of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. The anniversary fireworks were presented by Pyro Spectaculars by Souza on October 28, 2011.
75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge
It's the 75th year of the Golden Gate Bridge and it's time to celebrate! Join in the 75 Community Tributes program with a variety of activities throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.
Then join the world for the Golden Gate Festival and Fireworks on May 27, 2012.
For information about a specific Tribute event, please contact the host organization directly. And save the date for May 27 for the big celebration, The Golden Gate Festival!
Up to 20,000 expected to attend Space Needle fireworks show for New Year
John Hopperstad - Q13 FOX News reporter
7:24 p.m. PST, December 30, 2011
Workers with the firm Pyro Spectaculars spent Friday attaching fireworks to various parts of the Needle.Alberto Navarro of Pyro Spectaculars said when he first saw the Space Needle, he envisioned a platform for his fireworks. “I say, ‘We'll have to do something there for the people of Seattle.’”
Space Needle New Year’s Eve show an 8-minute blast
By Susan Gilmore
Seattle Times staff reporter
When fireworks blast off the Space Needle at 11:59 Friday night, it culminates weeks of work by Seattle's fireworks guru, Ian Gilfillan and his Pyro Spectaculars.
"It's the most-unique structure we do. Everything's unusual," said Gilfillan, standing atop the Space Needle on Thursday while his dozen workers installed the fireworks that will blaze across the sky. "The structure is world-recognized, and safety is a factor working on a structure like this."
And the weather? He glanced up at the clear sky. Couldn't be better.