Regina’s Cathedral Village Arts Festival promotes ecology

On the occasion of the Cathedral Village Arts Festival, an annual artistic event, which begins Monday in Regina, the New Dance Horizons organization has teamed up with the Conseil culturelle fransaskois for a costume making workshop with ecological concerns in mind.

On Sunday, young people and adults were invited to create costumes with recycled objects and materials. These costumes will be used in the festival parade.

We strive to create costumes that will have a certain lifespan, so we don’t throw anything away. We try to work with found objects and recyclable thingssays the co-founder and co-artistic director of New Dance HorizonsRobin Poitras.

The costumes are inspired by the theme of the parade using elements of nature such as animals and plants.

On Monday, participants will wear costumes like skirts made from paper or cardboard.

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A skirt made from paper.

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We like to reuse things. We took inventory of what we had and we created things from that, and people brought their own costumes and added to them and changed them and adapted them.underlines Madison Chadwick, archives coordinator at New Dance Horizons.

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Some children will wear recycled animal costumes of their choice during the parade.

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The organizers especially benefited from the inspiration of young people.

Little children often have their own ideas, as if they come with their own notions. They know what they want, they’re like a very quick yes or no where adults are like “oh, I’ll try”says Caitlin Coflin, production coordinator at New Dance Horizons.

THE Cathedral Village Arts Festival highlights a variety of art forms, including visual arts, music, dance, theater and literature. This year, it takes place from May 20 to 25, 2024.

With information from Charlotte Marschall

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