Sensory Overload 2011 in photos: Music, art, roller derby, cereal and nuns!

with an installation from Dunedin Fine Art Center,  video by Mike Bowen, an edible installation by Mise En Place, Moving Current’s shadow dancing and aerial ballet, and performances by Jobsite Theater. Three bands,  Sunshine Factory, Infinite Groove Orchestra and Lighthouse Music, were part of the fun.

Damion Schwiezer and Elena Klinova play Nun Twister

S2K plays a mix of samples and keyboards on the second floor. His performance name comes from an abbreviation of his street name.

 Students from IADT participate in an interactive photo-opportunity exhibit. The photoshoot was open to anyone with a camera.

Staci Pesce, an IADT student, works on the model photos she took as part of their interactive display

Dr. Lee Hinkle drums out his unique performance to chants from the crowd for more cowbell

 The Derby Darlings Roller Derby Team was part of the action all night. Here tjey posed in the two story climbing exhibit Water's Journey.

Jess, a Derby Darling, poses in Water's Journey

 Preston Beebe performs on the side stage of the third floor. His act included several percussion instruments and a keyboard.

Amanda Chevailler in the Cereal Killers Room, an interesting exhibit that invited participants to eat it. Bowls and bowls of cereal lined the table and milk, fruit, and a few laughs were served with it. "Welcome to the Cereal Room" was Amanda's chant. When this photo was taken she had eaten three bowls .

Andy Herbon, a finalist in the Show Us Your Neighborhood Photo Contest, shares a bowl of cereal with his girlfriend

Nick Nicks, winner of the photo contest, accepts his prize from CL Editor David Warner and Judge Joanne Milani

 Infinite Groove Orchestra..well... grooves..

  For some observers the unique music installations were a little hard to comprehend


Moving Current dance troupe were everywhere. They performed in the shadow box, in aerial ballet, and in the Water's Journey exhibit.

Lighthouse Music performed on the main stage

The Glazer Children's Museum proved to be a great nighttime venue for adults.

Creative Loafing's sixth annual Sensory Overload took place Saturday night at the Glazer Children's Museum in downtown Tampa.

The three-story event transformed the normally childs'-play areas into a multi-stage showcase for music, theater, interactive soundscapes, digital video installations, performance art, dance, food and beverages. The winner of CL's Show Us Your Neighborhood" Photo Contest was also announced.

A party broke out in the  elevator, the main transport between the three stories of showcases and play areas at the GCM.


Areas regularly reserved for childs' play were transformed into arenas for performance art.

Participants watch as Moving Current Dance Collective perform in the Water's Journey Exhibit.

The four-hour event included over 25 acts


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