World-renowned sculptor, dancer and performance artist, Nick Cave, is bringing his unique style and point of view to Campus Martius Park this Friday, July 31st at 6:30 PM. Enjoy a performance like you’ve never seen before as Hardcore Detroit and the Odu Afrobeat Orchestra join forces to bring you an experience inspired by the work of this amazing artist.
Since completing his graduate studies at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Cave has taken the art world by storm! His inventive Soundsuits are works of art in themselves. Sculpted from various fabric and textiles, they bring movement and energy to his dances not seen in other performance artists.
Cranbrook Art Museum Presents “Nick Cave: Here Hear,” the exhibition and performance series that’s taking over Detroit this summer and fall. The exhibition will run at Cranbrook Art Museum from June 20 through October 11, 2015. Follow the project at http://www.cranbrookart.edu/museum/nickcave/. Video produced by The Right Brothers.
When planning the “Nick Cave: Here Hear” exhibit with the Cranbrook Art Museum, Cave made it a point to be in the city itself. For years, he’s spoke about the influence his time in Detroit has had on his art. When he returned to the metro Detroit area he was determined to be on the ground, in the city itself, inspiring and motivating the artists and residence of Detroit.
As part of the exhibit, Cave crafted his Dance Labs – a collaboration with local dancers and musicians to create a unique performance piece. He gave the artists a “box” of supplies they were to use for their performance.
So far, Dance Lab performances have taken place at the Ruth Ellis Center, the Dequindre Cut and now, the final Dance Lab will be held in the heart of the city, at Campus Martius Park.
Hardcore Detroit is a break-dance, hip-hop and jit dance crew that is well known here in the city and around the world! Pairing their hard-hitting moves with the jazzy, Afro-beat sounds of the Odu Afrobeat Orchestra is sure to mesmerize the audience and get them on their feet!
Cave’s work is inspired by African art, armor, found objects and fashion and textile design. He is known for creating bold statements and social critiques that encourage thoughtful communication and change.
You will not want to miss this third and final Dance Lab event. After the performance, feel free to hang out downtown and enjoy the beach party also happening in Campus Martius and the bustling nightlife just down the street in Greektown.