ONE DAY ONLY!
Saturday, July 27
Activities start at 1pm. Show at 2:45pm.
See below for full schedule.
Saturday, July 27
CREATURES by Roger Titley
Presented in partnership with Cleveland Public Library's 150th anniversary celebration.
Be amazed as a fantastical menagerie of life-sized animals take over the streets of downtown Cleveland. Created by acclaimed puppeteer Roger Titley and powered by human volunteers, the procession will feature cheetah, kudu, elephants, birds and more. Volunteers (ages 12+) can join in before the event and learn to build and operate a beautiful raven puppet. This spectacular event kicks off with African drumming and dance by Cleveland's own Djapo Cultural Arts Institute.
The procession will depart from Cleveland Public Library Main Branch, located at 325 Superior Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114.
1:00 - 2:00 / 2:00 - 3:00 FREE puppet workshops open to the public
2:45 – 3:15 Performance of "Toukii - Journey" by Djapo Cultural Arts Institute
3:15 - 3:30 Puppet procession travels from Cleveland Public Library to Public Square
3:30 - 3:45 Photo opportunities with "Creatures" on Public Square
Ingenuity Cleveland is proud to support the work of BorderLight and groundbreaking creatives across the city by helping artists and entrepreneurs grow, connect, and find opportunities. Special thanks to Ingenuity for their generous in-kind offer of space for "Creatures" auditions, rehearsal, puppet storage and assembly.
Puppets are created by Roger Titley and powered by Cleveland volunteers.
"Toukii - Journey" will be performed by Djapo Cultural Arts Insitute:
Musicians - Durotimi Troy, Weedie Braimah, Joshua Tylor, Efunbolu Songofunmi
Griot - Yvette Eley, Cenithia Selinas
Dancers - Sauriika Lockett, Inaya Carrington, Malana Broome, Stephanie Hill, Shalonda Davis, Jordyn Edwards, Samantha Ray, Talise Campbell, Farah Emeka, Ayodeji Songofunmi, Yaisha Lockett