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Summer Solstice 2013


Rolling in the high heat of summer!

The Bi Cultural Road Show is in Arizona. After a lovely stay in Prescott, Arizona and a series of performances at Tsunami on the Square we are now at the Hopi Nation presenting a string of Bi Cultural Road Show Performances at the Hopi Cultural Center featuring The Carpetbag Brigade, Nemcatacoa Teatro, Verbo*Bala and Hojarasca.

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- July Presentations in New York City and Flagstaff -
- Global Stilt Congress -
- Open Society Project Workshops -
- San Francisco Performances -
- Autumn Schedule -
- Words on the Bi Cultural Road Show-
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July in New York City! 
"Hojarasca"in Concert
Contemporary Andean Music
Cool Pony in Brooklyn
Private event
email: for invitation
July 5th - 8pm
 Sliding Scale $7-$10
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Nemcatacoa Teatro, Hojorasca & Verbobala
Maraton Cultural - Poetas en Nueva York
2125 44th Avenue, Diego Salazer Art Studio, Long Island City, Queens
July 6th - 8pm
$ Donation
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"Callings" from The Carpetbag Brigade
 "Landscape Reinvention Society" from Nemcatacoa Teatro
 Global Family Day Gathering
Rumsey Playfield
July 7th - 3:00 pm
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Let us know you are coming by clicking the link above
July 8th @ 6:00 pm
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Outer Boroughs Performances 
Hosted by NYC Parks and Recreation

July 9th
"Landscape Reinvention Society" from Nemcatacoa Teatro @ Rufus King Park, Queens 10:30 am
"Callings" from The Carpetbag Brigade @ Columbus Park, Manhattan 10:30 am

July 10th
"Landscape Reinvention Society" from Nemcatacoa Teatro @ Pelham Bay Park, The Bronx 11:00 am
"Callings" from The Carpetbag Brigade
 @ Mt. Hope, The Bronx 10:30 am

The Keystone production of the Bi Cultural Road Show includes members of The Carpetbag Brigade, Hojarasca, Nemcatacoa Teatro and Verbo*Bala. 
Illuminating the undercurrents and dynamics of globalization Dios de la Adrenalina examines the collectivizing of trauma through hidden economic relationships and the impact of contraband commerce on the human nervous system. This unique cross cultural collaboration with live music, spoken word and acrobatic stilts is a testament to the power of art to acknowledge and transcend differences through creativity.
We will be self producing this free outdoor performance at Tompkins Square Park on Monday the 8th of July. Please take time to come and see this unique cross cultural work.

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 San Francisco, California AUGUST 12th - 24th
Join us for this amazing opportunity to connect with the global acrostilt community and share practice and performance.   
The Global Stilt Congress is a gathering of stilters and street theater performers to conduct stilt research and inspire dialogue about the craft and impact of stilting.
The 1st Global Stilt Congress will occur in San Francisco, California between the 12th and 16th of August and feature an Open Society Workshop along with evening lecture demonstrations led by international facilitators from Colombia, Germany and the USA.  The daily workshop at Dance Mission Theater will be conducted by the directors specifically to  explore the openings of vertical and spherical space made possible by the contact between acrostilters and dancers.
Following the week of workshops at Dance Mission Theater The Open Society Project and the Directors of The Global Stilt Congress will travel to Dos Rios in Mendocino County to compose work with participants culminating in an open air outdoor performance on the 24th of August.
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A Great Opportunity to learn and study Ensemble Practice and Acrobatic Stiltwalking with The Carpetbag Brigade and Nemcatacoa Teatro
JULY 13th - 26th
Hosted by Flagstaff Cultural Partners, Carpetbag Brigade will be holding workshops for performers, stilters, dancers, musicians and spoken word artists culminating in a public presentation of The Open Society Project.
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View our
Summer Schedule
 Our Calendar is still subject to revision and change as exact dates and locations are confirmed.
New York City
July 5th - 10th
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Flagstaff, Arizona
July 11th - 26th


July 12th @ 6pm - 8pm 
"Callings" & "Landscape Reinvention Society"
Heritage Square, Downtown - Free Event
Hosted by Flagstaff Cultural Partners
July 13th - July 26th
WORKSHOP: Open Society Project
 Please make reservations by emailing
For more information
Facebook Event
July 19th @ 6pm - 8pm
"Hojorasca & "Dios de la Adrenalina"
Heritage Square, Downtown - Free Event
Hosted by Flagstaff Cultural Partners
July 26th @ 6pm - 8pm
Open Society Project Performance
Heritage Square, Downtown - Free Event
Hosted by Flagstaff Cultural Partners

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San Francisco, California
August 2nd - 18th
August 2nd, 3rd, 4th @ 7:30pm
"Callings" & "Sonoran Strange"
Dance Mission Theater
Brown Paper Tickets
Costs: $20 (buy tickets)
August 2nd, 3rd, 4th @ 8:15pm
"Landscape Reinvention Society"
24th Street BART and Mission
Free Event
Hosted by the San Francisco International Arts Festival in coordination with the Mission Area Performance Project (MAPP)
August 11th @ 2pm
"Dios de la Adrenalina"
Union Square, 333 Post St- Free Event
Hosted by the San Francisco International Arts Festival 
August 12th - 16th @ 10am - 6pm
WORKSHOP: Open Society Project / Global Stilt Congress
Dance Mission Theater, San Francisco, CA
August 19th - 24th - Dos Rios, Mendocino County, CA
Please make reservations by emailing
August 13th @ 7pm
The Tradition of Stiltwalking in Colombia
Dance Mission Theater
Lecture Demonstration - Sliding Scale $5 - $15
August 15th @ 7pm
Street Theater in a Society of Conflict
Dance Mission Theater
Lecture Demonstration - Sliding Scale $5 - $15
August 16th @ 7:30pm
Mission Cultural Center
Tickets  $15
August 17th @ 1pm - 2:30pm
"Dios de la Adrenalina"
Yerba Buena Gardens - Free Event
Hosted by the San Francisco International Arts Festival
August 18th @ 2pm
"Callings" & "Landscape Reinvention Society"
Union Square, 333 Post St- Free Event
Hosted by the San Francisco International Arts Festival
August 24th @ 5pm
Open Society Project Performance
Dos Rios, CA
Dos Rios' Dance Mission Farm
Summer Feast
The Bi Cultural Road Show is coming to New York City

Callings & Landscape Reinvention Society on July 7th in Central Park

Plus Special Show of Dios de la Adrenalina on July 5th in location TBD

All shows free
Details will be posted on 
Dios de la Adrenalina and The Carpetbag Brigade 
Dios de la Adrenalina
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If you wish to support us and our mission as we move through 2013, there are many ways to give support...

We are looking for donated vegetable oil for our bus in Arizona, The Bay Area of California and eventually San Antonio, Santa Fe and New Orleans. Please contact us if you can help.

We are also looking for housing in New York City in early July 2013 and in San Francisco in August 2013. Please contact us if you can help.

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Money is always helpful....and there are other specific items that can help us....
Please visit Our PayPal Link to make a tax-deductible donation.


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Excited to see you in 2013!


Jay Ruby and

The Carpetbag Brigade



The Bi Cultural Road Show  is made possible by support from the NEA, The Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation.

Creating both spectacle-based dramatic outdoor perormances and intimate indoor black box self devised works, the mission of The Carpetbag Brigade is to increase the quality, scope and impact of live performance culture through performer training, community outreach and aesthetic presentation. By utilizing performance art and its pedagogy as a tool to transcend language, class, and genetic heritage we seek to create bridges of understanding by sharing our craft locally and globally in diverse urban and rural settings.

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The Carpetbag Brigade
PO Box 422862
San Francisco, California 95436