When you’re approaching the ten year anniversary of a world-renowned sculpture/bridge/marvel, you don’t string a few lights, pour some wine, and call it a commemoration. You go BIG.
You dangle aerialist dancers from the gnomon.
You send the whole town downriver on rafts.
You have flash mobs.
You pack as many craft breweries as possible onto the patio.
You have nightly concerts.
You give out sidewalk chalk to anyone with a hand.
You pull every photo, sketch, and construction document out of storage to tell the whole story.
You take an already-legendary fireworks show and turn it up to 11.
Don’t wait to make your plans to attend Celebrate 10, June 20 – July 4, 2014! We only have so many hotel rooms to go around, and this event has been generating buzz for months already. The Bandaloop performances are free to the public and the area around the Sundial Bridge will fill fast. The performers have already visited Redding to rehearse- here’s Artistic Director Amelia Rudolph on their most recent trip:
“An architectural expression of counterbalance two hundred and twenty feet high tilting away from the Sacramento river over the nature refuge called Turtle Bay, the Sundial Bridge is one of the most visually stunning sites we have ever had the opportunity to create work on. We were there last weekend to rig and investigate the possibilities for our June 20/21 performances and were affectionately and efficiently hosted by the City of Redding and Turtle Bay. The freedom of a huge free-hanging pendulums was made possible by the hardworking rigging team. Supported by Matt Leonard, Peter Mayfield shimmied inside the pylon, maneuvering to rig our test points which allowed the dancers to ascend the interior of the pylon and enter from high on the arm and from low on its face. Exploring the movement possibilities offered by Calatrava’s architectural sculpture felt unprecedented in our twenty three year history of site work.”
Don’t miss this truly unique event! Book your hotel rooms now and check back here often for more updates on Celebrate 10 activities!