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Carnaval project needs list
Community members: We are looking for donations of the following items to support the Carnaval project. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to provide any of these items.
White & off-white clothing
light weight rope
straw or hay
Flags from any country of Iowans or those living in Iowa, including American & state flags (borrow)
White or off-white Cotton sheets
wooden tongue depressors
plastic sheeting & tarps
Carnaval Costume Construction Workshops
With the University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts in preparation for the Iowa City Carnaval parade on June 9 2013, as part of the Iowa Arts Festival.
Feb. 16 through May
North Hall B1
Free & open to the public!
Solid-colored cotton fabric, small carts or wagons needed! Either yardage, sheets and/or T-shirts. Bring donations to the workshop and get the complete list.
Schedule of Events
Iowa family portrait workshop at the Iowa Children’s Museum, 9am – 11:30am
March 25 – April 5
Jaime Cezario, Brazilian carnavelsco, residency
Jaime Cezario, Brazilian carnavelsco, reception & public presentation, 6pm – 9pm, Old Capitol Museum, Senate Chamber
Jaime Cezario presentation on Brazilian float design, Iowa Children’s Museum
Armando Duarte carnaval dance workshop, Iowa City Public Library, 10:30 – 11:30am
April 22 – May 2
Clary Salandy, UK/Caribbean carnaval designer, residency
Clary Salandy, UK/Caribbean carnaval designer, meet-the-artist
University of Iowa Museum of Art event at the North Hall carnaval workshop
- 1:00 p.m.-1:40 p.m. - Presentation by Carnaval costume designer Clary Salandy
- 1:50-2:15 p.m. - African and Caribbean plantain tasting and recipe discussion
- 2:15-3 p.m. - Trinidad Carnaval and African dance demo by Modei Akyea
- 3 p.m.-5 p.m. - Costume Workshop: Get started on your Carnaval costume or float for the parade!
Clary Salandy, UK/Caribbean carnival designer reception & public presentation, 6pm – 9pm, Old Capitol Museum, Senate Chamber
Clary Salandy, UK/Caribbean carnaval designer presentation and animal costume workshop, Iowa Children’s museum
May 1 – June 10
Exhibit of carnaval costumes designed by Clary Salandy and Jaime Cezario from the University of Iowa Museum of Art
Gallery Walk/Iowa Arts Festival Weekend reception at Domby’s with carnaval exhibition
Carnaval mask & flag workshop at the Iowa Arts Festival Children’s Day
Iowa City Carnaval Parade at the Iowa Arts Festival Global Village Day
Visiting carnaval designers
Clary Salandy, is an award winning carnival artist and theatre designer specializing in large scale body sculptures for events such as London’s Notting Hill Carnival and the 2012 London Olympic Games Arts Festival. As Artistic director of Mahogany Community Ventures Limited, UK, founded in 1989 with fellow designer Michael Ramdeen, she has established a centre of excellence for Carnival, designed to raise the awareness of the arts in the community.
Mahogany has presented spectacular performances at the Queens Golden Jubilee Parade, the Millennium Dome Opening Ceremony, Chingay (a Chinese New Year Festival), the Thames Water Festival, Sweden’s Water Festival, and the Brent Diwali Parade. Salandy has also designed the opening and closing ceremonies of the first Afro Asian games in Hyderabad India, the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics in Leicester, the Millennium Gran finale, Singapore, and the recent London Olympic Games Arts Festival. Her designs appear annually in London’s Notting Hill Carnival and the Lord Mayor's Parades.
Architect and interior designer Jaime Cezário is also one of the most famous Brazilian Carnavalescos in Rio de Janeiro. Mr. Cezário has been an award-winning designer, internationally recognized for his work as an avid carnival researcher, professor and contributor for many carnival magazines and newspapers in Brazil. For the past 20 years he has created, designed and directed numerous carnival parades for some of the most important Schools of Samba of Rio de Janeiro, including São Clemente, Porto da Pedra, Acadêmicos de Cubango, Caprichosos de Pilares, and the prestigious Estação Primeira de Mangueira. He has also worked with schools of samba through out Brazil. . He has received SAMBANET awards including the best School of Samba, best series of sculptures and collection of costumes among others as well as the Plumas e Paêtes, best Carnavalesco, best design for a female costume, best allegories and best sculpture in the carnival parade.
In the News
Bringing Carnaval to Iowa - Press-Citizen, March 2, 2013
Pre-carnaval event set for April 20 - Iowa Now, April 10, 2013
Meet: Loyce Arthur - Press-Citizen, April 10, 2013
Carnival designer will speak April 24 - Iowa Now, April 15, 2013
Carnaval Celebration to prepare locals for June Parade - Daily Iowan, April 18, 2013