The Hamilton Aerial Group has put together something special for this year’s Winterfest, so click the link, check out the video, and enjoy! Amazing icebergs by our own Tanis Sydney MacArthur, and projected video includes footage by many of our members (including me!).
Just in case the video doesn’t work, CLICK HERE to go directly to the Hamilton Winterfest website. CLICK HERE for the Hamilton Aerial Group submission for the event!
FLOCK – by the Hamilton Aerial Group
FLOCK: a group of animals (such as birds or sheep) assembled or herded together.
In these times birds have become symbolic of the freedom of movement and community we so miss. In “FLOCK,” Hamilton Aerial Group uses shadow puppetry and the human figure to depict an abstract story of freedom, togetherness, independence and hope.
HAG departs from their usual elaborately costumed aerial pantomimes to create a beautifully distilled performance in silhouette.
Since 2010 HAG has been delighting audiences with their thoughtful, beautifully crafted thematic performances featuring vertical dance, puppetry and stilt performance.
“Flock” will be presented as a projection art piece on the icebergs as part of the 360 Winterfest Hub.
Performers: Lori Le Mare, Tanis MacArthur, Grace Loney, Stephanie Park, Theo Alexander Park, Tammy Penny, Michelle Prosek, Asia Laviolette, Emma de Bono, Emma Smith, Lisa Crapsi, Tricia Cook, Sarah Perkins, Sarah Mayo, Maria Hay, Diane McGrath-Lokos, Luella Mac Mahon
Original Music: Geoff Ball
Shadow Bird Puppetry: Melanie Skene
Conception and Editing: Lori LeMare
Murmuration Videos: Robert Hodgin
Flock of Bird Footage: Will Colby