On Sunday, the spectacular Lost Paradise hits the streets. Brouhaha in partnership with London based Arte Latino presents this Amazonian spectacular, a large-scale mobile performance through Liverpool’s City Centre, showcasing the work of Colombian artists and featuring some of the largest floats and sculptures ever seen on the city’s streets.
The piece is a response to the effects of climate change on the fragile Amazonian basin, and its indigenous peoples, masterminded by the people behind the Black and White Carnival: actually a UNESCO world heritage event (who know such things existed? Maybe we should try for Mathew Street? Maybe not). The Columbian artists decamped here for a month with students from the JMU Academy of Arts and Design, designing and building the large structures for this performance. Brouhaha are also working with 60 community dancers and musicians who will develop ensemble performance work within this piece; their most ambitious yet.
Looks like something that, whatever the weather, will bring a little tropical colour into our lives.
Brouhaha, July 13-15
Various venues, Liverpool