"KidsPatch Parade" with Humble Arts Collective (USA)

After working with almost 300 kids within the workshop program (KidsPatch Creative Lab) at The Biennial of the Americas in Denver (USA), we thought that a little celebration was in order. July 2010.

Ginger and Nicholas, members of The Humble Arts Collective from New Mexico (USA) engaged with the kids via a special mix of storytelling, costume-making and music. They prepared unique elements and items for the mask-making workshop, where kids prepared their costumes as well as the dance for the final parade. All that inspired by various native rituals from all around the globe.

In this special costumed parade, KidsPatch finally got out from the McNichols Building in Denver and presented its “kidult” spirit to the audience, Biennial guests and surprised passers-by.

The parade was marching among the art installations on the first floor and then around the building. It stoped in front of the outdoor pink entrance installation by Jeronimo Hagerman (MX) where we danced, played music and had so much fun together!

Costume making workshop
During two days of the parade preparations, the kids learned how to use simple and recycle materials in order to design colorful and playful masks, hats, or jewelry for their imaginative parade characters.