Taking Place Throughout the Weekend
The Great Alaska Music Festival is proud to provide free admission to children 12 and under who are accompanied by apaying adult. To ensure they have an incredible experience, we’ve partnered with a number of entities to create “The Children’s Village” located directly adjacent to the Borealis Stage. Activities will include:
- Children’s Yoga
- Sidewalk Painting
- Music Workshops
- Bellydancing Performance / Workshop
- Arts and Crafts
- Live Sets of Music by Main Stage Borealis Performers
- Alaska Aerial Arts Workshop
- Bouncy Castle, Sumo Suits, Climbing Wall, etc. – provided by Tons of Fun Entertainment
AKIMI will be hosting the “Showcase Alaska Stage” located just outside the entrance of the Borealis Theater, featuring performances by Alaskan musicians throughout the weekend.
An independent project of the Northern Culture Exchange, (a 501c3 nonprofit), AKIMI is a diverse group of musicians and partners from around the state of Alaska working together to increase the stakes for Alaskan musicians. The organization envisions a future where Alaska is an international hub of northern music, arts, and culture..and is taking action to develop the Alaskan music industry, and put Alaska on the map as “a place where music comes from”.
High flying kite exhibitions overhead at all hours of the festival.
Based in Palmer, AK, Midnight Sun Yoga will be conducting yoga classes each morning, and in the Children’s Village
. The well-known, Anchorage based dancing troupe will be performing throughout the weekend
GAIA TRIBAL BELLY DANCERS
Gaia Tribal is an Alaskan troupe formed in 2007 that performs a unique style of belly dance called Tribal Group Improv. The origins of this style come from American Tribal Style which was originated on the West coast by Carolena Nericcio, of Fat Chance Belly Dance and Collective Soul originated by Paulette Reese -Dennis of Gypsy Caravan in Portland. In this style of group improvisational choreography one dancer leads a series of cued dance movements while her fellow dancers follow. The lead dancer changes throughout the performance, creating the look of choreography. This style of dance incorporates traditional Middle Eastern dance with dance from other cultures and other barefoot dance forms from around the world while utilizing the idea of group improvisational choreography. This fusion of dance is displayed by the diverse and colorful costuming they wear. This creates an incredibly dynamic performance that can never be duplicated. Gaia believes deeply in the tribal philosophy which is founded on the strength of women and that dance is community based and interpretive within a set series of movements.
Alaska Aerial Arts
Aerial Acrobatics is an art form in which a person performs while suspended in the air.
Kage Free has performed in a circus troop in Curaçao for New Years celebration, performances at Burning Man Festival, Salmon Stock, Trapper Creek, Granite Creek Pickers Retreat.
Look for Kage around the festival over the weekend!