NextNOW Fest: Silent Disc-Glo
An ongoing partnership with Student Entertainment Events (SEE), the Silent Disc-Glo is a dance party, but with a twist! Through a set of wireless headphones, listen to one of three live DJs, all playing totally different musical styles. This silent dance party is surreal, bizarre and outrageously fun.
New this year! It’s the silent dance party you know and love, with even more added to your experience:
- Hear beats from a Terrapin Record Label DJ through one of the headset channels
- Stop by the Lucky Penny Bar to purchase a handcrafted mocktail
- Experience Submergence, an artwork by Squidsoup - an immersive indoor walkthrough experience that uses many thousands of individual points of suspended light to create feelings of presence and movement within physical space
- Experience indoor zones of projected artwork created by MFA Projection Design students from the UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies - each zone’s artwork corresponds to one of the DJ channels
- And if you need a break, you’ll always have access to a quiet space where you can relax and recharge
For your safety, we strongly encourage but will not require FestGoers to follow the UMD Athletics bag policy for events at The Clarice. All bags will be searched by security personnel upon festival entry, and FestGoers who travel light will be able to enter the festival more quickly and easily. Only empty water bottles will be permitted; there will be free water stations and opportunities to purchase beverages inside the festival.
This event is part of NextNOW Fest 2022. NextNOW Fest is a signature event in University of Maryland's Arts for All initiative, which leverages the combined power of the arts, technology and social justice to address the grand challenges of our time. In addition to the festival's student, academic and touring artists lineup at The Clarice, NextNOW Fest will continue partnerships with student-led groups, academic departments and community organizations to hold the festival at sites throughout campus and into College Park!