Cervantes Masterpiece presents Ana Sia at the Mishawaka Amphitheatre on Friday, August 20th, 2010. She has toured through clubs and forests all festival season long with serious stacks in the middle of nowhere. The Electric Canyon show will feature Ana Sia leading crew including Octopus Nebula, Eskmo, and The Passage Project.
I was lucky enough to see her set at Summer camp that made arms sway, heads bob, and the same forced rush of an indoor thump to an outdoor amphitheatre. Watching the crowd come alive is almost as enlightening as the musical experience itself. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; if you aren’t dancing half as hard as she is on stage then step back. There will be plenty rushing forward to dance with her.
The Mishawaka Amphitheatre is like a swing set of sound, the electric canyon crew will no doubt light it up. Ana Sia has been warming up after parties enough. Her worldly excursions are put to sturdy declarations of bass with treble dancing over the top. It’s as if she embodies the Virgo through her music. It’s time for the first lady of euphoric rhythm to lead the pack. Her response to the crowd is always posed, graceful, and delicate with prayer hands in peaceful association.
Ana Sia co-creates her show with the audience. The word puppeteer has a negative connotation, yet such a familiar feel at an Ana Sia show. It’s not negative when you see how she handles the power of the beat. Its fun like a puppet show, her music is beckoning you, “let me pull your strings.” As hard as your feet will push you, the beat controls the strings that makes souls sing.