Theatre, acrobatics and technology converge to create the rise and fall of "Garuda".

Serving up visuals and a performance style reminiscent of Cirque Du Soleil, "Garuda" packed a powerful punch during our Student Technology Showcase.

The piece featured a performer, Zach Martens, suspended by aerial silks, performing the death and birth of a phoenix. Behind him, a computer-generated forest bursts into life, spawning flaming, 20' wide phoenix wings.

Not surprisingly, audiences were awed at the intensity and quality of this student work.

Production Photographs.


Project Team.


Sandra Zwier*

Digital Media Artist

Benjamin G. Stickels*

Costume Designer

Sandra Zwier*

Lighting Designer

Zac Law*


"Lacrymosa" from Mozart's Requiem &
Audio Editing:
Benjamin G. Stickels*

(* WMU Students)