In 2019, Global Stilt Congress convened for two weeks. Beginning with a Guest Faculty consisting of teachers Bela Winter teaching contact dance and object manipulation on stilts, Margaret Wilson leading us in aerial stilts and Helen Goodrum guiding stilt somatic movement. Continuing the Technique week, Carpetbag Brigade lead a two-day acrobatic-stilt intensive. The second week collated with two public performances at Arcosanti, participants developed new material, worked with new friends and colleagues, and made meaning with the spectacle of stilts.
Photographs: Helen Goodrum, Jon Goodell, Laura Villa Baroncelli