Mission

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.

The Carpetbag Brigade creates both spectacle-based stilt dramatic outdoor performances and intimate indoor black box self-devised performances. By synthesizing acrobatic stiltwalking, butoh dance, contact improvisation, musical composition and physical theater The Carpetbag Brigade has pioneered a unique aesthetic approach and corresponding technique that has resulted in 10 original performances and tours to Europe, Latin America, Canada and the U.S. For five years they were the host group of the Tsunami on the Square festival and in 2007 they were the company in residence at the Universal Forum of the Cultures in Monterrey, Mexico.