Dancing Monsters House Warning party
PARADE + PARTY + PROTECT + PARK LANDS
Our home was never just houses! Come celebrate our shared home with (and as) birds, trees, and bugs.
For this event, we will parade across Mirnu Wirra/Golden Wattle Park, then dance to protect the park and the living world we all share. The event will be orchestrated to gradually fall into silence around dusk. We will then depart in the dark after 10 minutes of silence.
The parade is open for all, you can watch if you like but it will be more fun if you join us. Participants are encouraged to mask and dress in a way that reflects the place we are protecting: Golden wattle flowers, clay soils, grasses, pine trees, various moths or birds that frequent the area. Alternately, come as a Monster that you think will frighten off threats to the Park.
Dancing Monsters work with themes of connection/protection (and implicitly potential loss of connection/habitat) with an emphasis on the joyful, the strange and the festive.
Culturally, Monsters can function as home and community protection symbols (halloween/gargoyles are Celtic/European examples of this), as well as the means by which humans can extend into non-human forms, playfully subverting anthropocentric ways of being to imagine and identify with places and their other inhabitants.
Dancing Monsters is a community oriented practice, and open to everyone.