The sun streamed across Love’s Creek a few weeks ago, as performers and volunteers gathered for our season’s first Truck-and-Trailer Roving Performance. Cars stopped. People waved and called out, excited to see the giant puppets, as Paperhand Puppet Intervention prepared to lead our mini arts parade. Larry Bellorín and Joe Troop, known and loved as Larry & Joe, tuned instruments on the back of a trailer. And finally it was time to move . . .
On a warmer-than-usual November day, kids ran alongside the towering puppets and did their best to pop enormous bubbles floating down from Geoffrey the Bubble Guy’s magic wands. Parents and toddlers listened, watched, and waved from doorways, driveways, and porches.
Around every turn, we got to see familiar faces–lots of kids and parents who followed along with our Truck-and-Trailers over the past two years. Kids cheered to see roving artists (and bubbles!) rolling through the neighborhood again this fall.
Our staff and mighty volunteers were tasked with carrying a giant five-person puppet. Luckily, they got a little help from some friends along the way!
The roving performance meandered through Loves Creek, carrying the beautiful blend of Venezuelan and Appalachian music from Larry & Joe, but another sound accompanied the parade into the setting sun – the laughter of children.
This Truck-and-Trailer Roving Performance was powered by generous support from Blue Cross NC.
Arts for Resilient Kids programming is made possible by partnerships with Chatham County Schools, Chatham County, the North Carolina Arts Council, and many individual, foundation, and business donors.