DLECTRICITY is Detroit’s nighttime festival of art + light that featured over 35 world-renowned and emerging artists whose cutting-edge works of art illuminated Midtown Detroit in 2014, from the Detroit Institute of Arts down to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. This two-night “Nuit Blanche” festival was scheduled for Friday, September 26 and Saturday, September 27 in Midtown Detroit from 7:00 p.m. to midnight. Saturday night also featured the DLECTRICITY Light Bike Parade where thousands of cyclists biked a 4-mile route through Midtown Detroit, adding extra light and energy to the streets. Weekend programming also included artist talks and performances. DLECTRICITY is produced by Midtown Detroit, Inc. and is free to the public.
Atlantis Dance City is a rear projection light show and installation based on the futuristic designs of Sun Ra; the legendary ‘70s Detroit dance show The Scene and Diver Dan; an underwater puppet show for children broadcasted in Detroit during the early ‘60s. Audience participation is encouraged by wearing a mask and costume, then following the dance runway through the set. The entire installation is shot through an aquarium and projected to give the effect of being underwater. Live music is provided by Monster Island: Efe Bes, Jimbo Easter, Matthew Smith and Cary Loren.
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