Thursday, January 12, 2012

Limelight: Saturday Night comes to Olympic Plaza

On January 13, artist team Sans fa├žon will transform our Olympic Plaza skating rink into a stage as part of this weekend’s High Performance Rodeo. Bring your skates to be part of the impromptu show.

January 14-15 the stage moves to Stephen Avenue, in front of the Epcor Centre, and instantly creates performers of passerby.

Limelight: Saturday Night, a temporary public art intervention that has travelled the world, will see two streetlights in Olympic Plaza replaced with spotlights, setting the stage for impromptu performance. Tristan Surtees and Charles Blanc, the artists responsible for the piece, will be on site using both still and video cameras to record interactions with the installation from 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. each night.

On Sunday afternoon make your way to the Water Centre Bow River Room (25th Avenue and Spiller Road S.E.), to hear Tristan and Charles give an artist talk about Limelight. The talk is free of charge and open to everyone.

Funding for this project is made possible through The City of Calgary Public Art Policy. This project supports the Public Art Program’s strategic goals of encouraging collaborations and opportunities that promote innovative approaches to public art, positioning variety as a priority in all planning and project initiatives and adopting a culture of inquiry and innovation that supports experimentation and creative problem solving.

Sans facon has also presented Limelight: Saturday Night in various cities across the UK, USA, Botswana, Germany and Canada.

To learn more about Limelight: Saturday Night, visit

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