ONE DAY IN THE TWIN CITIES | Mayday 2014

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Above: Look in Wonder ? ! a Million small things to observe

Below: MayDay free Public Workshops, gliding flight

The 40th MayDay Parade, Ceremony, and Festival — first Sunday in May – always.

May 4th, 2014 – Ten blocks north of Powderhorn Park in South Minneapolis a number of hundreds of community people Parade down a Metro street, which pours into the park. All day long the Powderhorn Park hosts the MayDay Festival. When the paraders have finished their performances on the street, many later join in the MayDay Festival, usually starting around 3:30.

MayDay is a love-in at the park, come and be part of MayDay.

The month before MayDay, In the Heart Of the Beast puppet and mask Theatre (HOBT.org) invites the community to join in the MayDay events. Part is putting together the theatrical embellishments. Re-use and re-cycle reign at the MayDay free Public Workshops. All are welcome.

(Videos above by Alan Wilfahrt)

Heart of the Beast MayDay Parade preparation interviews for the “One Day In The Twin Cities” event filmed on April 26, 2014

Heart Of The Beast Theater MayDay Parade preparation interviews for the “One Day In The Twin Cities” event filmed on April 26, 2014. This was filmed at HOBT on 1500 Lake Street in Minneapolis, Minnesota around 6pm. Everyone interviews know what I was filming them for and agreed to be interviewed and filmed. The general question surrounding the short, informal conversation with each person was “why are you here and what is the significance and importance of this event to you and the Twin Cities community.”

(Video by Johannes Frazier)

May Day Workshop

I spent my One Day in the Twin Cities filming at the May Day Community Workshop at In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre on Lake Street in Minneapolis. People of all ages and walks of life were there creating, building and rehearsing their piece of what will become the 40th Annual May Day Parade.

The questions we were asked to explore dealt with living/working in the Twin Cities: what we like, don’t like, things that need improvement and a vision for the future. I asked creative director and Mother of May Day Sandy Spieler those questions.

(Video by Will Hommeyer)

On April 26th, 2014 filmmakers, non-profit organizations, and inspired citizens documented stories and investigated 10 questions for the future of The Twin Cities as part of a city-wide, participatory media-creation event.