A carnival of community, art, and activism, Peoplehood is a time when friends of different feathers flock together to honor the best in everyone, reflect on that which has passed, and put forth visions for a more just and more joyous future. School groups and social service agencies, cyclists and skateboarders, attorneys, artists, and activists alike join forces to swap stories, share skills, or simply sit in the sun and enjoy the fun. We hope you'll jump in...
Here's some of what you can expect...
THE PEOPLEHOOD PUPPET PARADE - You can walk, roll, or dance with Drill Teams, Daydreaming Dragons, Hoardes of Tiny Houses, Fancy Flags, The Big Wigs, The Bike Brigade and of course your favorites, an all star cast of Walking Giants as we weave our way through the streets of West Philadelphia to Clark Park.
A PROUD DEFIANCE - The people's pageant, a critical and creative response to the times, has a part for everyone. You can jump into the fray and follow a leader or sit on the hill to see this spectacle of love, fury, and fun.
A CABARET OF CREATIVITY - Showcasing performing artists of all stripes, these dancers, drill teams, divas, puppeteers, players, b-boys and bards will wow you with their wondrous worlds.
AND... Renewable resource and innovation stations, skill sharing, art making, puppet playtime, and good old fashioned games throughout the dogbowl!
WHEN: SUNDAY October, 23rd from 1PM to 5PM
WHERE: Parade from the Paul Robeson House (50th & Walnut) to Clark Park (45th & Chester) Festival in the bowl at Clark Park** WCA LOCATION
WHO: YOU - join the parade, participate in the pageantry, or simply show up and enjoy the festival with friends and family!
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
WCA Philadelphia Brings Ragdoll Project to Spiral Q Peoplehood Festival
Bonnie MacAllister is a multimedia performance artist. She has performed at the New York Foundation of Arts and the Cat Cat Club in Paris, and her plays have been staged at the Shubin Theatre, Adrienne Theatre, and the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Her artwork has been exhibited internationally including in Galeria 6 in Mexico, the Utopia Library in Italy, and the Delaware Art Museum. She curates the multimedia label Certain Circuits Media (www.certaincircuits.org) which is currently accepting submissions. Her twitter: @BonnieMacArt