‘Spontaneous Fantasia’ Offers an Extraordinary Experience

Sarkis Adajian

J. Walt Adamczyk stands in front of his audience like an orchestra conductor and delivers an animated performance.

The mind-blowing fast-paced movement of various designs, extravagant colors and 3-D animation leaves viewers astonished in the “Spontaneous Fantasia” production now in the planetarium.

The earth seems to be in the palm of his hands, and the solar system is his never-ending playground as Adamczyk brilliantly displays an original masterpiece. With just the use of his hands, Adamczyk is able to put on a live performance one must witness to appreciate.

He starts off with a simple display with fast-moving lines swirling overhead. The simple strokes of color and design are presented with classical music also composed by Adamczyk. The simplicity of the performance is also its most intriguing factor. Adamczyk is able to capture his audience, and keep them interested.

The most spectacular performance of the evening is “The Omni centric Universe,” by far the most challenging and detail-oriented live animation I have ever seen. The precision needed to pull this display off is extraordinary but Adamczyk makes it seem like a walk in the park.

Not only were there colors and unusual designs floating overhead on the magnificent dome, but there was a meticulous animated display of how the earth was formed.

Adamczyk was able to draw the audience in and show step-by-step how the earth was formed and how it came to be what it is today, all accompanied by music that he had composed. With the touch of his magical hands, Adamczyk puts on a presentation that I urge you to see.

The closing act made me admire the time and effort Adamczyk put into the whole performance. The colors of the rainbow filled the dome and the upbeat music had everyone sitting on the edge of their seats as Adamczyk threw glow sticks into a crowd that flashed them from their wrists.

Viewers should be blown out of their seats by this performance. The three performances are as different as can be, but each one is equally unique.

After entering the planetarium all sense of reality must be put aside, and one must have their creative juices flowing. Adamczyk leaves his audience asking for more.

“Spontaneous Fantasia” will be performed three more times during the semester on March 27, April 24 and May 22. Tickets can be purchased online at www.brownpapertickets.com for just $10 or at the door for $15.