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Fremont Street debuts stunt stage

Aug 14, 2007 12:10 AM

Visitors to Las Vegas’ famous Fremont Street Experience are getting even more free entertainment options with the addition of the Real Action Stunt Stage. Located at the 1st Street intersection near the Golden Nugget and Binion’s, the stage features live action performances nightly, which include the Russian Bar, cube balancing and a flying silk act. Each act is unique, awe-inspiring and designed to evoke a sense of complete amazement from the audience.

The Russian Bar is a gymnastic act that combines the elements of balance, aerial and acrobatic techniques. A thin, flexible bar, suspended between the shoulders of two sturdy holders, is used to propel a flyer high into the air. Executing a series of flips, twists and somersaults, the flyer then lands in perfect balance — back on the bar.

Cube balancing consists of an artist working with an enormous metal cube to create completely enthralling visuals. Spinning and propelling the cube around the head, body and the palm of the hand, the artist’s dizzying dexterity is not to be believed as the cube itself catches the light and transforms into a shimmering whirlwind of rainbow colors.

A flying silk act is the perfect addition to any entertainment extravaganza — but especially so at the Fremont Street Experience, where the aerialist is actually suspended from the 90-foot Viva Vision canopy. Soaring in graceful circles, high above the heads of the crowd, the aerialist and the silk blend together in a series of beautiful twists and turns.

 "We want to give our visitors an experience that’s on par with what they expect of Las Vegas," said Lisa Robinson, director of marketing for Fremont Street Experience. "A night out in Vegas should be dazzling, exciting and one-of-a-kind — and the Real Action Stunt Stage definitely plays a big part in that."

 The free Real Action Stunt Performances go on nightly at 8:15 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. Riders of the Thunderdome perform Thursday through Saturday at 9:15 p.m. and 11:15 p.m. Live bands perform from the 3rd Street stage seven nights a week, times vary. Nightly shows on the Viva Vision screen appear at 8:30 p.m., 9 p.m., 10 p.m., 11 p.m., and midnight through Aug. 18. Beginning Aug. 19, the first show of the evening will be at 8 p.m. All shows and performances at the Fremont Street Experience are free and open to the public.

Ample parking is available at the Fremont Street Experience parking garage located on the corner of Carson and 4th Streets or at any of the legendary casinos that line historic Fremont Street.