Off the Strip New Genres Festival, Las Vegas, October 2010

Posted September 29th, 2010

The Bridge Club will participate in the Off the Strip New Genres Festival in Las Vegas, NV, presented by the Contemporary Arts Center and taking place October 14-16. The Bridge Club’s live performance, titled Music Box, will take place on Saturday, October 16th at 6:00pm. see the event website for more information

About the Bridge Club’s performance:

Music Box, a live performance work by The Bridge Club collaborative, will address the spectacle, allure and possibility that characterize Las Vegas in the popular imagination. By nature, spectacle promises a glamorous or exciting departure from our ordinary lives, and Las Vegas– through its marketing and myth– promises the spectacular. Unlike its promise, encounters with spectacle can make the banal seem alluring, whether at the end of a short departure from one’s ordinary life, or as a more elusive change of lifestyle and value.

In the banal, or anti-spectacle, conflicts of hope, expectation, desire and comfort are made apparent. Incorporating live action, objects and sound, Music Box will begin at Don’t Tell Mama, a classic Las Vegas piano bar, before leading viewers on a tour in search of an elusive mundane reality.

About the Off the Strip Festival:

The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) is pleased to present “Off The Strip 2010” a three-day new-genres festival October 14-16, 2010 that offers an alternative to the highly formulated entertainment and spectacle of the Strip. Artists from the United States, Canada, Australia and Europe have been selected to present work in Las Vegas in a format that invites the community to experience contemporary art and dialogue with participating local and international artists about their work.

Participating Artists:

Roger Beebe
The Bridge Club
Building A Nation
Diane Bush
Patrick Cadenhead
Diane Dwyer
Laura Smith Fillmore
Liz Hickok
Jeanne Jo
Danielle Kelly
Jennie Klein
Kerry Laitala
Taylor McVay & Jordan Tynes
Hillebrand Magsamen
Douglas Moffat
Nicole Morton
Joe Nanashe
Laura Napier
Minou Norouzi
Zach Rockhill
Sensorium Lab
Scott Stark
Heather Sparks
Test Market
Performance by UNLV Students
Kristina Wong