This is a FREE public event and open to all ages.
Sunday, July 23rd, 2017
TAM-TAMS & PROP JAM
RILEY PARK. CALGARY, AB.
Modeled after the renowned Montreal Tam-Tams, which take place in the historic Mont Royal Parc, the goal is too bring together Calgarians in a community event focused around participation, co-creation and expression. This one day gathering will feature an open forum for drummers and musicians to collaborate in a musical melting pot.
The Prop Jam component of the event is aimed at providing a space to bring together Calgary’s emerging circus arts community to practice their craft, learn from each other and explore expression and movement alongside live musicians. People from all skill levels will be encourage to come and participate. From hooping, poi, staff, acro, juggling, fans and anything else that fits the idea of physical expression.
The second half of the day features an incredible lineup of talented local dj’s including Bass Caravan, Vanilla Disco, Paul Who? & Jaqi Iraqi who will musically lead the event and encourage an expression of movement and play. Doyu producers, Smol & Shirohana will also be laying the musical foundation for an early afternoon family yoga session lead by Sangha founder, Ray Hawkins.
Whether your interested in playing in the drum circle, participating in the prop jam or simply wanting to bring the family down to picnic in the grass, the goal is to bring together Calgarians in a unique celebration of community, expression and co-creation.
TAM-TAMS & PROP JAM MUSIC
LOCAL DJ LINEUP
Outside of the drum circle component of the event, a portion of the days incredible festivities will features an amazing array of local Calgary dj talent. From the swinging baselines of Le Cirque de la Nuit’s very own Bass Caravan to the innovative sounds of Doyu collective producers Smol & Shirohanna. We have assembled a stellar lineup of beat slingers to keep you dancing through out the day.
MORNING YOGA WITH
Full dj bios and sets coming soon.
BELLYDANCE WORKSHOP – WITH TANYA LEE
“Imagine this: there was a time in history, a long time ago, when the bounce and sway of a woman’s hips was considered so beautiful that they set it to music and made a dance out of it…” – Carolena Nericcio
If you’ve ever seen these girls ( and boys ) shake there hips, then you know just how incredible they are. There’s no better time to jump in and get a crash course on this amazing dance form. The Tribal Style Bellydance workshop is taught by Calgary’s premiere instructor and Body Art Motion founder, Tanya Lee.
ACRO YOGA – CALGARY ACRO YOGA
Ever been wowed by the balance and strength that if often, so easily displayed by these talented acrobatic souls? Why not drop in and learn more? Calgary Acro Yoga will be leading a great workshop to introduce this amazing art form. Who better to take a class from than a group of high energy, high flying yogis that like to laugh and have a good time!
TAM-TAMS & PROP JAM
CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
As part of the community initiative, we will be featuring a number of amazing and exciting workshops for you to take part in. The workshops will be spread out over the day to allow for people to join in more than one. Participation in any of the classes is FREE, however the Hula Hoop & Poi workshops have the options to make your own hoops & poi. In order to make your own props in these classes a small materials fee is required. All of the workshop times, full details and costs ( if any ) will be posted up on the site soon.
FAMILY YOGA – WITH RAY HAWKINS
Opening the days incredible festivities will be a workshop of family yoga with Sangha Festival’s founder Ray Hawkins. The class will run from 12pm till 1pm and will feature music by Calgary’s very own, Doyu Collective producers, SMOL & SHIROHANA.
HULA HOOP CRAFTING & SPINNING WORKSHOP – KELLY JANES
Have you ever wanted to create your very own hula hoop from scratch? Then why not join us in this hands-on workshop where you can create and use your own circle of joy.
Choose your ideal hoop size from the provided selection of assembled hula hoops of various diameters and weights. Then browse the decorative tape selection for that perfect color combination. We will assist you in applying the tapes and offer tips on hoop taping technique. The cost of supplies is $20 for adult sizes (34” diameter and above), and $10 for youth sizes (33” and under). Youth under the age of 10 will require the assistance of their guardian.
Have your own hoop already? Join us for a fun class prop jam and learn some new skills!
POI MAKING & SPINNING WORKSHOP – ROBIN FIAMETTA & SHANNON.
Looking to pick up a fun circus talent that you can practice on your own in your backyard or living room? Come and join us for an afternoon workshop where you’ll create your own basic sock poi and learn some of the basic moves to get you on your way.
RILEY PARK – 800 12 St NW, CALGARY, AB
We couldn’t be more excited to hosting the Tam-Tams & Prop Jam at one of Calgary most beautiful urban parks! Riley Park is a beautiful destination park in northwest Calgary within walking distance from the Kensington shopping district. The park contains a cricket pitch, wading pool and the Senator Patrick Burns Memorial Rock Garden.
Riley Park is located within walking distance from both the SAIT & Sunnyside LRT stations. There is meter parking along the NW side of the park for those of you that need to drive in. Because Riley is so centrally located it is also a great location for biking or skating to!DIRECTIONS
Are you an artisan, craftsman or creative mind who’s looking for a way to showcase your wares to a wonderful community of like minded people? We are extremely excited to be offering a unique artisan market at the upcoming Tam-Tams & Prop Jam and we invite you to join us for an incredible day in the sun.
We have 3 different packages available to accommodate different styles of artists and spacing needs. Please open the link below for all the details, pricing and specifications. If you have any questions please feel free to drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.orgVIEW THE ARTISAN PACKAGE
WHAT EXACTLY IS A PROP JAM?
No worries, it’s a fair question. So a prop jam is really just a space for anyone wanting to come and mingle, practice and learn from each other when it comes to prop based circus arts. This may be juggling, poi, staff, hooping, flags, invisi-wand, devil sticks, dragon staff, diabolo, buggeng or anything else really. We provide the space and the music….you show up and jam with us!
CAN I SPIN FIRE AT YOUR EVENT?
Unfortunately we are not permitted to have fire on site at Riley Park. The standard city wide regulations around fire in a public space also pertain to the Tam-Tams & Prop Jam event.
IS THIS EVENT OPEN TO EVERYONE OF ALL AGES?
ABSOLUTELY!!! This is a 100% family friendly event. There will be activities for people of all ages.
WHAT TIME DOES THE EVENT GO TILL?
The event will run from noon till 7pm on Sunday July 23rd, 2017.
IS THERE A TIME SCHEDULE FOR THE DIFFERENT EVENT FEATURES?
We will be posting up a full time schedule for the event as we get closer to the date. Our goal is to release that schedule no later than 2 weeks prior to the date.