SUPERCRAWL CONFIRMS 2013 KIDSCRAWL DETAILS, FAMILY ZONE ACTIVITIES AND ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCE ARTISTS
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SUPERCRAWL CONFIRMS 2013 KIDSCRAWL DETAILS, FAMILY ZONE ACTIVITIES AND ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCE ARTISTS
(Hamilton, ON) The organizers of SUPERCRAWL would like to announce details on the KIDSCRAWL event and activities happening within the Family Zone at SUPERCRAWL, as well as the rest of the performance artists participating in this year's festival. KIDSCRAWL is a Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts fieldtrip at Supercrawl happening Friday on James Street North for registered school groups, while the performance artists being announced today include circus, dance and athletic endeavours and will all perform on Saturday.
The ArcelorMittal Dofasco Kidscrawl is a HCA fieldtrip at SUPERCRAWL during the day on Friday, September 13, 2013 between 11AM and 2PM. Classes which have registered for KIDSCRAWL (www.hcarts.ca/kidscrawl) will have an exclusive opportunity to preview work by local and international visual artists and explore exciting cultural spaces in the James Street North area.
For more information on the Kidscrawl please visit the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts website here.
FAMILY ZONE ACTIVITIES
On Saturday, September 14 Crawl-goers of all ages are invited to enjoy the installations, exhibitions and interactive arts education activities in the ArcelorMittal Dofasco Family Zone programmed by the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts.
Participating artists include:
Art Flotilla: Join Artists and Educators Jody Boston, Roger Ferreira and Cornelia Peckart for an Art Parade. Jody will lead the movement and music activities, Roger and Cornelia will create the Art Flotilla and together, we will build three spectacular parades! The fun begins at noon in the Supercrawl Family Zone.
Artasia 2013-Park Stories: Park stories is an art installation involving a tree with branches made of lightboxes, a bench, and a collection of pod-nest sculptures and strands of fabric-based "diffabilities portraits" hanging from a net based three dimensional structure, suspended behind the tree, representing an abstract forest. The pod-nests contain 3d sculptures of things the children of Hamilton would like to protect about parks, as well as words and textures that represent their ideas about inclusion, sense of belonging, and compassion.
Children's Garden Workshops: Join local Children's Lands facilitator Julia Hitchcock for a hands on gardening and art workshop. Participants will be invited to choose three plants: One for themselves, one for another person and one for the natural world. Then decorate their plant pots and write who they are dedicating each plant to.
GritLit Interactive Story Centre: The Interactive Story Centre offers the community an opportunity to author a crowd-sourced story. gritLit will be on hand to provide inspiration and everyone can add to the story through writing and illustrations.
Hamilton Public Library: The Library moves out onto the street! Join HPL staff for puppet shows and storytelling for the young and young at heart. YA author Vikki VanSickle and Illustrator Robin Baird Lewis will be engaging festival goers with interactive writing and illustration workshops. Gallery on 4 comes outdoors with SETlement; curated by Denise Lisson.
HCA All Art Demos and Workshops: Experienced artist educators from Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts will offer festival goers the chance to dance, make music, create art and more on the spot on the day of Supercrawl.
Instrument Petting Zoo: Members of the nonprofit organization An Instrument For Every Child present an instrument playground where children can try out the different instruments offered in the program. The AIFEC Instrument Petting Zoo is an opportunity for curious prospective musicians and their parents to see, hear, and touch the instruments and learn about the AIFEC program, which offers free instrumental instruction in Hamilton’s inner-city elementary schools.
Today's Family Dream Park: What would your dream park look like? In this hands on stamping workshop festival goers draw their vision for parks on a Styrofoam stamp and transfer the work into a shared canvas, bringing the park alive with the help of children's imaginations.
Let's Dance - DMB Flashmob: 'Let's Dance' is a flashmob type celebration of everything dance! Join a number of local dance studios, teachers, students & dance enthusiasts, as we group together, put on some music and cut a rug doing what we all love most... DANCE!
Little Fairy Tales With Studio Babette Puppet Theatre: Studio Babette has been presenting quality puppet performances in Hamilton since 2007. Little Fairy Tales for Little people are designed for the very young and the young at heart!
Made at the MARKET: Made at the MARKET combines arts, crafts, role-play, repurposed materials, fun fresh-food facts and imagination to explore the Hamilton Farmers Market experience though a child’s eyes.
Re-envisioning Hamilton With Phillpott Community Church: Re-envision the city through a child's perspective and use your imagination to take part in the planning and redesign of Hamilton. Using chalk on the ground and markers on the cardboard to decorate structures, participants can fill the city blocks with their ideas of what an ideal Hamilton would be like.
Resight-Hands On Pottery Activities: Resight Inclusive Arts is a not-for-profit organization which provides inclusive Arts Education, programming and support to all seeking a meaningful experience in all artistic disciplines. Their pottery program provides education, training and employment through the arts to persons with exceptional needs and anyone seeking a meaning and creative experience through a tactile art form.
Storytelling With Kelly Jonathan: Join Children's Lands Facilitator Kelly Jonathan as he shares a magical story about a secret treasure hidden deep in the Amazon forest.
Tale of a Town: The Tale of a Town is at Supercrawl gathering stories about Hamilton 'hoods! Children are invited into our storymobile to hear a tale told by their favourite adult. These stories will be recorded and inspire the creation of The Tale of a Town - Hamilton, coming soon...!
Tyler Van Holst: Re-Buildable City of Stories is an interactive installation using blocks of various sizes which can be used to build towers, buildings, or shapes. The blocks also allow individuals to tell their stories about inclusion, exclusion, ability and personality through creative drawing and painting.
For more information on the Family Zone exhibits please visit our website here.
These additional previously unannounced performance artists will also be part of this year's festival:
Circus Orange: One of the most talked about events from last year's festival was the show-stopping performance by Circus Orange. Look for Circus Orange to once again light up Supercrawl with their fantastic acrobatics and fireworks displays.
Blackbird Studios: will be launching their Fall/Winter 2013 Collection, entitled THE MORTAL FLESH, during Supercrawl. Models will be appearing on the catwalk in front of their shop, located at 161 James Street N, on Saturday evening. This will also feature readings by author Liz Worth and music by the Orphans.
The Burlington Slam Project believes that Burlington can cultivate more than just green lawns. For the last five years, this collective of nationally competitive poets has fostered creativity, open minds, and open hearts through spoken word.
Defining Movement Dance is Hamilton’s FIRST Hip-Hop dance studio that also specializes in Salsa and other Latin dances such as Cha-Cha, Hustle & Bachata for youth and adults. The group will be demonstrating their dance techniques.
The Hammer City Roller Girls is an all female, not-for-profit, skater-operated, flat-track roller derby league based in Hamilton, Ontario. The team will give a demonstration showcasing what they do.
Zacada Circus School opened in May 2007 in Stoney Creek. Owners Christine Cadeau and Kosta Zakharenko are former Cirque du Soleil performers. Together they travelled the world for 10 years with the show “Quidam”. The school develops recreational and professional level performers who wish to pursue a career in the circus. Zacada Circus will again be showcasing their performance abilities this year.
For more information on all the the participating performance artists, please visit our website here.
Over the next few weeks we will be announcing more information about SUPERCRAWL 2013, including interactive public talks, official after-parties, the participating food trucks and vendors, and the logistics pertaining to street closures, parking and transportation.
The second weekend of September will see the fifth annual SUPERCRAWL festival happen on James Street North in Hamilton. What started in 2009 as a one-night extension of the monthly Art Crawl, which attracted nearly 3,000 people on a rainy October evening, has grown into a two-day award-winning festival headlined by international musical talent and innovative performance and display artists with widespread notoriety that had over 80,000 people in attendance in 2012.
SUPERCRAWL is an annual event that celebrates the diversity of Hamilton’s James Street North district, our multi-disciplinary arts community, and the incredible spark that results with our unique mix of cultures, businesses and creative people.This year’s fifth anniversary edition will again take place over two days: Friday, September 13th and Saturday, September 14th.
In 2009, SUPERCRAWL was initiated by a team of artists and community builders who wanted to see the monthly event on James Street North, the ART CRAWL, expand to include music in a greater way, and to take full advantage of an entire street of cultural experiences. This first edition of the festival won the “Best Small Festival of the Year Award” at the 2009 Hamilton Tourism Awards, while the second edition won "Best Medium Festival of the Year Award" in 2010, as well as a 2010 Hamilton Music Award as the "Musical Event Of The Year". Last year’s edition won “Musical Event Of The Year By People’s Choice” at the 2011 Hamilton Music Awards, while organizers Tim Potocic and Dane Pedersen were both awarded 2012 Tourism Hamilton Awards for their work on the festival.
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