The sixth stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2011 will port in Boston Harbour 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.
It will be the Series’ first-ever East Coast stop in the United States. 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. 14 divers from nine countries, between the ages of 25 and 46, will compete in the event.
The Institute of Contemporary Art building on Fan Pier Boston has become one of Boston’s most recognised architectural landmarks. 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 World Series 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