Nick Cave’s ‘Soundsuits’ Coming to Lights On Tampa


Lights On Tampa is commissioning Nick Cave to bring his HEARD to downtown Tampa’s Hixon Waterfront Park. HEARD is an artful performance that has taken place from NYC to Hong Kong and is comprised of a magical, choreographed herd of dancing horses that are really local dancers and musicians brought together for an unforgettable evening.

Nick Cave Soundsuits


Lights On Tampa will feature Cave’s horses in HEARD•Tampa, made from raffia and soundsuits, costumes designed to make noise as the wearer moves. Described as textiles meet modern dance, Cave’s colorful, larger-than-life sculptures have been displayed in museums and worn by Cave and other professional dancers as part of performances.

Lights On Tampa is returning to downtown on Friday, February 20 and 21, 2015, once again bringing free access to artistic excellence.  This year’s program promises to be one of the best yet, with seven installations from regional and national artists and design professionals. Lights On Tampa is a public/private partnership made possible by the City of Tampa’s Art Programs Division and the Public Art Alliance. Sponsors and Partners to date include The City of Tampa, The National Endowment for the Arts, BrightHouse Networks, Sykes Enterprises, The Tampa Bay Times, Casper’s Company, Shumaker Loop & Kendrick and the David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts.  Lights On Tampa Website

Nick Cave is an Artist and Educator working between the visual and performing arts through a wide range of mediums inclusive of sculpture, installation, video, sound and performance. Cave attended the Kansas City Art Institute and received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan.  He is a Professor in the Fashion Department of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  More on HEARD NY


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