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100 Harlequins needed for record breaking parade

By Barcham - 27 September 2013 2

Break records

Learn skills, break records, and show your love of diamond shapes!

So many good reasons to get on board with Elena Kirschbaum’s mad-capped harequin parade idea.

Sign up for a workshop and get involved!

Learn performance skills, make a costume piece and help set a world record!

As part of the Centenary Children’s Week Celebrations, we’re nodding our cap to the Canberra parades of old with the 100 Harlequins project.

We’re offering a combined performance & costume workshop to anyone who would like to be a harlequin as part of our 100 Harlequins Parade on Saturday 26 October.

The 100 Harlequins Parade will leave from Glebe Park at 10am. The harlequins will parade through the CBD, winding their way through City Walk for the official count in Garema Place – we’re attempting to set a world record for the most harlequins in one place! After the official count, the parade will return to Glebe Park, kicking off the second day of high energy fun at the Kids, Creatures & 100 Harlequins children’s event. It’s like the Canberra parades of old, but with a twist!

At the workshops you’ll learn some basic physical theatre skills befitting a harlequin, including simple skits, whacky walks and mischievous movements. You’ll also work with our visual artist to make a costume piece that you can wear in the parade.

We’re calling on people of all ages to get involved – groups, individuals and families are all welcome! No specific skills or experience are required.

If you’d like to join in the fun, sign up for a workshop at elena@highwire.com.au

Workshops Dates:

Date: Sunday 13 October
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm
Location: Belconnen Community Centre. 26 Chandler Street, Belconnen

Date: Sunday 20 October
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm
Location: Tuggeranong Arts Centre. 137 Reed Street, Greenway

Parade Date:

Saturday 26 October 2013
10am – 10.45am
Location: Starting and ending in Glebe Park

Everytime I hear about this family festival it sounds cooler, and it’s gonna be the kind of thing that kids won’t stop talking about for week afterwards.

If you’ve got a family that likes mucking about, signing up to be part of the parade will probably the best idea you will have today.

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2 Responses to
100 Harlequins needed for record breaking parade
Holditz 9:42 pm 27 Sep 13

Looks like anyone with coulrophobia should avoid Glebe Park on the 26th…

caf 1:17 pm 27 Sep 13

Hmm, the image cache seems to have some stale content in it – the thumbnail that appears for this on the front page is some kind of airport flightpath related political content, obviously from another story…

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