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.
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra returns to DLECTRICITY with another live video projection or “MaxCast” of the Pops performance, Let’s Dance, conducted by Jeff Tyzik. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy this celebration of the art of dance as tango, tap and ballroom dancers are projected onto the façade of the Carpenter’s Building on Woodward as the production happens live within Orchestra Hall. Following the performances, footage from previous classical concerts will be projected until midnight. For the duration of DLECTRICITY, the Max M. Fisher Music Center will offer paid parking at its garage on Parsons St., as well as concessions and public restrooms. The MaxCast is made possible by a generous gift from Phillip and Lauren Fisher. Additional DLECTRICITY activities are made possible with the support of Princeton Enterprises and Marc Schwartz.
The Music Box, an intimate black box theater within The Max, will be buzzing throughout the festival as well, with a Chamber Music Society presentation of the Cavani String Quartet with poet Mwatabu Okantah on Friday at 8pm and Mix @ The Max on Saturday at 9pm featuring the Fifth House Ensemble. The Max’s front façade will also shine a spotlight on a special sculpture installation.
Read the full press release about Let’s Dance HERE.