You don’t have to go far to catch this year’s Edmonton International Street Performers Festival.
“A street performer doing a show for no audience is a rehearsal,” said artistic producer Shelley Switzer. “So we wanted to bring the festival to you.”
Each day until July 12, an online variety show will feature Street Fest artists from near and far.
“It’s called the ‘Troupe Zone,’ where you can see newly curated things as well as a really incredible trip down memory lane. I think the oldest archive is from 1993.”
Switzer said you may even notice a familiar face in the crowd.
If you do spot yourself, you can enter into a contest on the “Share Zone.”
“You can win prizes there. We want to hear from you and we want you to share your favourite memories,” said Switzer. “There’s a prize where we bring an artist to your home to have a backyard party to watch a great performance.”
By Morgan Black
July 3, 2020