The Carnival de Resistance

Get ready for a unique traveling arts carnival, village demonstration project, and school for cultural transformation! The Carnival de Resistance visits EMU campus September 13-22, 2013!

Need a ride to the Carnival?

Saturday & Sunday September 14 & 15
Friday & Saturday September 20-21

Midway starts at 6:00 pm, performances at 7:30 pm

Shuttle vans leave EMU every 20 minutes between 5:30 & 7:15 and return after the performance.

Pick-up and drop off in front of University Commons.

Biking to the Carnival?

EMU cycling club is leading bike caravans from EMU to Trinity Presbyterian each evening at 6 pm and 6:45 pm, meet in front of University Commons .

Interested in volunteering at the Carnival?

Click here for more information and to sign up for an open time slot.

Carnival village

More than 20 artists and activists will form the Carnival de Resistance crew and live communally together in a “village demonstration project." They’ll stop consuming fossil fuels, and instead travel with a fleet of bicycles and veggie oil bus. They’ll coordinate food with local farms and try to cook without fuel, using rocket stoves and solar ovens. They’ll see how much they can decrease their trash output, and compost personal waste. Singing circles will start each meal.

Carnival performances

Each weekend the Carnival will focus on big performances events that use transformational theater, live music, ceremony, ritual, and other forms of community celebration. Each day will explore one of the four elements: earth, air, fire, and water. Each night begins with time in the Carnival midway with clever twists on old carnival games, face painting, roving musicians, fortune-tellers, and interactive installations.

See the full schedule on the Carnival website

The midway

What will the midway be like? Masks, banners, sound-makers, dance parties, music, art installations, games… rolling wagons that unfold into stages that pack up and reappear in various locations around town… a bicycle-powered sound system that draws on local volunteers to generate power for our fun…

Carnival goals

Carnival members want to spread through the community during their time in Harrisonburg. During the weekdays, they’ll hold skill-shares, creative workshops, service projects, political demonstrations, dialogue circles and creative happenings via partnerships with local organizations and churches. Bike repair workshops, drumming workshops, community garden service work, mural painting, dance for children, art therapy for all ages. They hope to leave concrete evidence of the Carnival, like murals, raised beds, fixed bikes, etc..

Learn more about the Carnival de Resistance

(Content from the Carnival de Resistance website)