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Symposium of Spectacle Drama and Arco Tsunami Festival
Mayer, AZ
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Symposium of Spectacle Drama and Arco Tsunami Festival
The Symposium of Spectacle Based Drama integrates Artists, Academics and Students to explore the creative process and impact of spectacle based drama in contemporary society.

It is a one day event held in conjunction with the Global Stilt Congress, with workshops, a panel discussion, work demonstrations, a keynote address for the ArcoTsunami Festival and performances from Wise Fool and The Carpetbag Brigade.

The day kicks off with a complimentary stilt classes at beginner and intermediate levels taught by Global Stilt Congress artists.

An interactive workshop exploring the process of Architectural Composition in improvisation and performance facilitated by Global Stilt Congress artists.

Rachel Bowditch, Associate Professor and Head of MFA in Performance in the School of Film, Dance and Theatre at ASU hosts a panel discussion on the Dimensions of Spectacle Based Drama.

Work demonstrations featuring Global Stilt Congress artists will occur where they show the training and techniques in their work.

The keynote address of the day to open the ArcoTsunami Festival, delivered by Laura Anderson Barbata addresses Transcommunality and Collaborations beyond Borders.

If you can't make the Global Stilt Congress but are curious about the work and the artists that create Spectacle Based Drama come to Arcosanti for a wonderful day of right brain / left brain performance culture.

To register please email gsc@carpetbagbrigade.com

Early Registration $75 - Door $85
Group Discount for groups of 10 or more $55/person

Symposium Registration includes admission to all ArcoTsunami performances.

All events held at Arcosanti, AZ

NOTE Dinner and Lunch are sold separately.


9:00 am

On site registration

9:30 - 11:30 am

Stilt Classes for beginners and intermediate with
Global Stilt Congress Artists

12:30 - 2:00 pm

Architectural Composition - An interactive creative process facilitated by Global Stilt Congress Artists with Symposium participants exploring improvisation and the Arcosanti environment

2:00 - 3:30 pm

Panel Discussion with Global Stilt Congress Faculty
Dimensions of Spectacle Based
Hosted by Rachel Bowditch
ASU MfA Performance Studies Chair

3:30 - 4:30 pm

Work Demonstrations
Acrobatic Stilts and Aerial applications

4:30 - 5:30 pm

ArcoTsunami Festival Keynote Address "Transcommunality"
Laura Anderson Barbata is a visual artist whose work recognizes the capacity of stilt traditions to preserve and reactivate cultural traditions.

Meals are NOT included in the cost of the ticket. Lunch and Dinner are available separately through Arcosanti. To RSVP for meals, call 928 632 7135


Arcosanti (View)
13555 S. Cross L Rd.
Mayer, AZ 86333
United States


Arts > Circus
Arts > Dance
Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Education > Workshops
Other > Festivals

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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