A celebration of biodiversity!
We are working with artists Martin Shannon of Lumen Street Theatre and independent carnival artist Caoimhe Dunn to explore how Carnival Arts and Circus meet in a parade piece for St. Patrick’s Day.
We have held creative ideas days with all our groups and the theme of insects and biodiversity has emerged strongly. The group wanted to make “Tiny things BIG!”
Our parade piece will include a giant Spider Float – complete with skipping rope legs which will carry the world on its back. Our piece celebrates biodiversity, with the phrase “ Even the Tiny Things are Fantastic” illustrating how the interconnectivity of the smallest creatures – Spiders, Bees and Insects to the largest of natural features are dependent on each other to allow our environment to thrive. A synopsis of our parade is as follows
Giant Spider Float with Hat Manipulator Flies who also Skip in the Spiders Legs
Honeycomb Float with Unicycling Bees
Giant Caterpillar Jugglers accompanied by 6 Butterfly Stiltwalkers
Hula Hooping flowers and 4 Giant Stilt Walking Insects.
In total our entry will include up to 30 children and young people performing the above circus roles.