The International Street Performers Festival is going from the street to the screen, doing a virtual version of their event in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The artistic producer, Shelley Switzer, says it took some juggling to move to a streaming format, but it was worth the effort to keep it going.
“We still need to have that spirit that essence of the festival with the people more than ever,” Switzer says. “We needed to get the fun, the silly, the action, the activity, all of that happening in people’s homes.”
The virtual festival will be happening on their website with three areas to explore, the Troupe Zone, the Share Zone and the Play@Home Zone.
The Troupe Zone will let you watch street performers from around the world perform five original shows and five tribute performances filmed at festivals going back to the early 90s.
“We have 35 years of comfort, joy, memories and laughs,” says Switzer.
By Graham Neil
July 2, 2020