Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Mill Creek Adventure Walk: Raven's Nest-- Feb 25 and 26!

Another copy and paste from my email updates on the Winter Light Festivals, this looks like an amazing event:

Mill Creek Adventure Walk: Raven's Nest

February 25-26, 2011  
Friday and Saturday 4-10 pm   
Mill Creek Park
Lantern parades at 6:30 and 9 pm nightly

The woods come alive with mysterious lights, sound and characters for Mill Creek Adventure Walk: Raven's Nest. The adventure walk takes place Friday and Saturday night in Mill Creek Park, running north and south between 82 Avenue and 92 Avenue, on the west side of the creek.

This new Winter Light art walk is conceived and created by artists
Memi von Gaza and Dylan Toymaker, creators of the hugely popular Baba Yaga Trail Adventure. They have teamed up to transform Mill Creek into a series of magical realms, animating a story of light and hope. This is Winter Light's second event in Mill Creek, the first being the Light Meadow in 2009.

The people of Raven's Nest are gathered at Underbridge, a place of fire and flickering lights, ruled by the eccentric Raven King (
Dave Clarke). He keeps his people safe, but fearful of what lays beyond the boundaries of his camp. Along the path, the Magpie people roam, free to travel,  encouraging people to explore magical worlds: the Light Camp where the Lantern Makers (Ryan Halun, Talia Morrissey) live; and the Shimmering Grove, where the Aurora people (Dylan Toymaker) make music and light dance amid the trees.

Create your own journey as you walk the trail with
family and friends. Walk and enjoy the beauty of the park in winter, where you will meet a host of interesting characters (Rapid Fire Theatre). At the Light Camp, make your own lantern and take part in the Lantern Parades that carry the light to Underbridge (6:30 pm and 9 pm nightly).

Costumes by
Marissa Kochanski, sound by Mike Tulley, project coordination by Andrew Bursey.

Accessing the park
The Adventure Walk takes place in Mill Creek Park, running north and south between 82 Avenue and 92 Avenue, on the west side of the creek. Please see access map and directions:
Download the pdf Map

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