Port parade practice sessions set to get underway

Whether you’ve taken part in previous parades, projects or workshops, or just always fancied a shot, Modo is looking for a group of folk from Fraserburgh aged 10+ to take part in a parade in Aberdeen on 4th August.

Workshops will be free, and transport will be arranged from Fraserburgh to Aberdeen on the day of the parade.

Modo has been asked to create a spectacular parade through the centre of Aberdeen celebrating the culture and community of the city through the history of its port, brought to life by hundreds of young folk from City and Shire.

From Vikings to renewables, through fishing, granite and oil, clippers and heavy industry, all brought to life with circus skills and stilt walkers, giant puppets and drumming bands, dance, flags and finishing with a fantastic fireworks display in Union Terrace Gardens.

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Aberdeen International Youth Festival (AIYF), hundreds of young performers from Aberdeen and beyond take to the streets to create an amazing parade.

The Port project is an exciting collaboration between AIYF, Arts Development and Modo. The Port offers ‘First in a Lifetime’ experiences to participants and their communities. In the weeks leading up to the parade, young people are working with the team to create routines, performances, puppets and props for the parade.

For more info contact Martin Danziger, Theatre Modo, martin@theatremodo.com or 07973 963 301.