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More Than A Circus Act: A Brief History of Stilt Walking

More Than A Circus Act: A Brief History of Stilt Walking

Name of companyIsland Stilt Alliance
DirectorMichael Peters and Katrina Lewis
PlaywrightMichael Peters and Katrina Lewis
CastMichael Peters and Katrina Lewis
Stage ManagerMichael Peters and Katrina Lewis
OriginCharlottetown, PEI
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Eventbrite - More Than A Circus Act: A Brief History of Stilt Walking

Stilt walking and stilt performing has always been considered an obscure or alternative form of art and entertainment. However, it’s roots are more elusive and run deeper than most people realize. From humble shepherds tending to their flock, to extra-ordinary methods of storytelling, stilt culture continues to draw from the pragmatic and the fantastical alike. Using our verbal and physical interpretations, we aim to educate and entertain through this exploration of both practical and performative uses of stilting throughout history’s various cultures.