The OPENAIR Circus is a Somerville based non-profit organization, offering classes for children in the summer, workshops for children and adults, and performance opportunities for its students. As a community based organization, the OPENAIR Circus works to encourage neighborhood participation in the arts, and to promote leadership and self-esteem for children and teens.
MacKenzie and Erin are multidisciplinary circus artists based in Boston, MA. They bonded over a mutual love of vintage inspired costumes and a shared interest in partner juggling. MacKenzie and Erin began juggling together in late 2021 and formed their duo shortly thereafter. The Gin Rickey Jugglers have performed across New England at festivals, stage shows, and street fairs.
The Gin Rickey Jugglers will be roaming around the festival from 1:00 - 4:00pm.
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Has your life been lacking in sparkle, magic, and general whimsy? Have no fear, the faeries are here! We love going to festivals, parties, parades, birthdays, and more! We’re based out of Somerville, but we can bring magic to wherever you are! Come flutter with Flutterby Faeries!
The Flutterby Faeries will be roaming around the festival from 12:30 -3:30pm.
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Flamenco Boston was founded in 2007. The organization’s mission is to bring more flamenco to the Boston area by providing flamenco dance classes, workshops, and performances. Flamenco is an eclectic art form originating from Andalusia (a region in the South of Spain,) blending together the influences of the Andalusians, Moors, Sephardic Jews, Indians, and Gitanos.
DrumatiX, led by Israeli artist Noa Barankin, blends tap, body percussion, creative drumming, and tech in high-energy, interactive and family-friendly performances and workshops.
DrumatiX will present "Rhythm Delivered", a family-friendly and humor-infused performance of tap dance, body percussion, drumming, audience interaction, and technology. The program is based on time, rhythm, a never-ending pulse. The pieces are connected by musical and movement motifs that reappear over the span of the performance.
Laura Sánchez is an award-winning flamenco dancer and multidisciplinary artist who explores her own personal struggles to create interdisciplinary pieces with flamenco at the core to explore trauma, grief, and intersecting identities. Her work elevates the voice of traditionally underrepresented groups.
Forward Together is a piece performed by Modern Connections Collective.
Jenny Oliver is a Boston-based educator, artist, choreographer, advocate, and the founder of Modern Connections. She creates visceral dance experiences that provoke conversation and personal reflection.
Inspired by the sonic landscape, "Forward Together" takes the viewer on an unexpected journey of possibility through rhythm and human connection.
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Dara Nicole Capley is a dance artist whose movement style and creative voice focus on texture, musicality, and movement's internal and external initiation points.