The sixth stop of its global tour will port in Boston Harbor at Fan Pier on August 20. Rather than natural cliffs, the divers will use the cantilever roof of the Institute of Contemporary Art building on Fan Pier Boston as their diving platform which soars 80 feet above the water’s edge. The Boston leg of the tour will be the Series’ first-ever east coast stop in the United States, and for the first time in the competition’s three year history, four-time Olympic Gold medalist Greg Louganis offers his expertise as one of five judges on the tour.
Cliff diving is the acrobatic perfection of diving into water from great heights, and the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series is the most prominent competitive platform for the sport. Eleven divers from nine countries who are between the ages of 25 and 46 will compete in seven events in 2011.
The Institute of Contemporary Art building on Fan Pier Boston has become one of Boston’s most recognized architectural landmarks, which is why it was chosen as a venue on the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series tour. Within its 65,000 square feet, the museum presents outstanding contemporary art in all media, including visual art exhibitions, music, film, video and performances. Visitors to the Red Bull Cliff Diving event can also experience the ICA’s exciting summer exhibitions, The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl and Catherine Opie: Empty and Full. For more information about the ICA and these exhibitions, visit icaboston.org.
Date and Time:
August 20, 2011
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Free and open to the public
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