StaycationBXL: Dance of the Quetzal
The mythical giant snake Quetzalcóatl has been slithering through Brussels this summer. With workshops around percussion, voice, costumes and masks in collaboration with CC Brass and Park Poétik + parades along Forest & Saint-Gilles, the Wolvendael Park and Camping Josée.
The handmade carcass of the mythical Aztec snake Quetzalcóatl gives colour to city neighbourhoods and street parties. It drags spectators, as well as those who carry the snake and accompany them, in a ritual and family dance. For Park Poétik, the Dance of the Quetzalcóatl popped up in Forest and St. Gillis in August.
As of Monday 17/08, CC Brass, MetX & Park Poétik organised a week of workshops around percussion, voice, costumes, masks and parading for children aged 8-12 years. On Thursday and Friday, parents could also join in for a ‘dance with the snake’ workshop. More info via CC Brass.
The workshops came to conclusion on Saturday 22/08 with a mini-parade in Forest and Saint-Gilles, in the framework of Park Poétik. Afterwards, the spectacle went to the Wolvendael Park in Uccle (29/08) and Camping Josée in Saint-Josse-ten-Noode (30/08).
With the support of the VGC as part of StaycationBXL