The River Clyde Pageant will return this summer with six outdoor performances running July 23–25 and July 30–August 1. A program of artist-led workshops for all ages will launch in early May.
The first two workshops in puppet-building and performance are now ready for registrations, with other sessions in music, dance, lantern-making and drama coming soon.
The Animate Forest, a workshop in puppetry and performance with Nova Scotia scenographer and puppeteer Ian McFarlane, explores puppet building techniques and performance creation with reclaimed and organic materials. Participants will create their own puppet scenes to be featured in the 2021 Pageant. This workshop will run every Wednesday at 6 pm from June 16–July 14. No previous experience is required.
For those seeking more in-depth training in puppetry and performance, McFarlane and Evan Medd are leading a workshop in ensemble-based material performance titled Object, Landscape, Collaboration. This month-long workshop will run every Thursday at 6 pm from June 24–July 15 and will feature technical training in parade-style puppetry, group movement and site-specific performance.
Capacity is limited in both workshops. To sign up for all workshops, visit riverclydepageant.com/get-involved.
All are welcome in the creation of the 2021 River Clyde Pageant, and anyone interested in joining the process as a performer, musician, volunteer or builder can contact organizers at riverclydepageant.com. Tickets will go on sale in early July.