The magic of making MayDay has begun to infuse all of the theatre space at HOBT.ORG (in the Heart Of the Beast puppet and mask Theatre). Located at 1500 East Lake Street, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, this is the little engine that could — pulling a celebration of community down the streets of a metropolitan city, playing music, dancing performances, rejoicing and exclaiming principles and practices that resonate: with the neighborhood, and surrounding communities. Homespun, but well done. Art and artistic statement transcends the pecuniary of materials and propels a gesture or message with grace and felicity. And silly and fun poke out everywhere.
The attached slideshow displays the storyboard of the 2014 MayDay Parade and Ceremony. This year marks the 40th consecative year that MayDay has been a happen’ in South Minneapolis. This years theme pays tribute to the an event that transformed this Nation 40 years prior to the first MayDay celebration, the 1934 Minneapolis Truckers Strike. Also commemerating 40-years since the publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. The Ceremony, and all the sections, request more people. All skills, all abilities, all ages – with the youngest needing to supervise an adult. There are many ways to help build MayDay. Attend a Public Workshop (wear painting clothes), and be amazed. Get energized, get involved. Wonder!
When you first arrive, you are given the opportunity to be guided by a naritive of the storyboard. You may discover your immediate future will be transforming into butterfiles. Or possbly jive with the bee collective.
Tuesday and Thursday from 7pm-9pm
Saturdays from 9am-11am and 1pm-3pm
MayDay recycles many things;
- Orange or Yellow colored fabric is in big demand;
- coat hanger wire;
- Red fabric;
- red, orange, yellow & gold ribbon;
- recycled 70s fashion;
- broken / bent / rusty bike wheels