Posted September 27, 2011
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As part of our new CicLAvia Walks initiative, we're encouraging CicLAvia-istas to slow down and enjoy themselves. Through a series of mini-grants, we're encouraging music, dancing, play and more. Head down to CicLAvia on Sunday October 9th and you might find yourself face to face with:
The Eagle Rock Yacht Club
returns to CicLAvia with their popular dodgeball game. They'll also provide shaded spectator seating and bike parking.
(photo above) is a multi-generational group of students, based at the Eastside Café Echospace
, dedicated to learning Son Jarocho, the traditional music of southern Veracruz, Mexico. Fandango Familia will bring the culture of southern Veracruz to CicLAvia through music, dance, and song.
Bali & Beyond
is a performing arts company inspired by the cultures of Indonesia. Bali & Beyond will present Gong CicLA
, with a duo performing Balinese Gamelan music. Gong CicLA
will give CicLAvia participants the opportunity to learn a gong cycle and perform as an impromptu ensemble.
A Group Activity: 10 Mile Bodies
is the brainchild of artists Alexis Disselkoen
and Paul Pescador
. Colorfully costumed performers will move through the Fashion District, connecting with one another, literally, with Velcro, zippers, buttons, and string, to form an unlikely parade float made of human bodies.
back (in time) drops, a collaboration of Maryam Hosseinzadeh and Katie Bachler, connects CicLAvia with Los Angeles’ past. Inspired by the Polaroid photographers at MacArthur Park, who document newly-arrived immigrants, back (in time) drops will create photo-ready historic photo backdrops. CicLAvia participants will take their own photos against the historical backdrops and share online.
are solar-powered DJs, audio and visual artists. Sycons use iPads, laptops, samplers, digital mixers and mini-PA systems, powered entirely by on-site solar energy.
Bunny Rest Stop is a performance art costume party, hosted by of Tochtli 7 the Aztec Bunny, Carrot Cake, Olga the Pirate, y una variety of other indigenous animales.
's popular traveling photo booth returns. Smile! Click.
Sound Forest is an all-ages interactive percussion installation. Alan Nakagawa, its creator, describes Sound Forest as “a high-energy homage to the spirit of Dada and the universal spirit of banging utensils at the dinner table.”
The Los Angeles Hard Jumperz
dance Jumpstyle, a high-energy fastmoving athletic dance that you won't be able to take your eyes off of. For a preview, watch Fredy Ortiz's LAHJ documentary entitled Jumpers Unite
invites folks to play chess on a nine-foot by nine-foot chessboard with three-foot-tall pieces. Can you checkmate Street Chess creator Roman Jaster
Musical Consortium are professional musicians of diverse styles and genres, including classical, punk, Brazilian, reggae, funk, and rock. Audience participation, through clapping, singing, and dancing, is strongly encouraged.
Atabey preserve Afro-Puerto Rican history and culture though music, dance, and song. Atabey will perform at CicLAvia, educating others about the experience of African slaves in Puerto Rico, and creating community through the sharing of this powerful and resilient culture.