CLEVELAND’S 25TH ANNUAL PARADE THE CIRCLE -- AN ART EXTRAVANGAZA, JUNE 14 2014, CLEVELAND, OHIO!

Submitted by Satinder P S Puri on Mon, 06/16/2014 - 01:41.


 

CLEVELAND’S 25TH ANNUAL PARADE THE CIRCLE -- AN ART EXTRAVANGAZA, JUNE 14 2014, CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART, CLEVELAND, OHIO!

The 25th Annual Parade the Circle, organized by the Cleveland Museum of Art, was a big success.

After having lived in Cleveland since 2001 -- when my late wife Sarah and our cats moved here from New York City – this was my first time watching the parade.

The 2-hour parade (noon to 2:00 p.m.) was an unparalleled art performance – full of dazzling color, beautiful forms, graceful dancing, and delightful music – all held on a pleasant 65 deg. F Saturday under a clear blue sky.

While technically a parade, the nearly 90 different groups, with 1500 performers, formed one continuous harmonious ribbon that delighted the crowd that lined both sides of the route which was around Wade Oval.   

The crowd – included all age groups – from infants to senior citizens in wheel chairs -- were in a festive mood having brought folding chairs, blankets, and in some cases ample supplies of food and drinks.

And they cheered and cheered as the performers passed by.

After the parade, parents and their children had a variety of free art-related events (organized by University Circle Inc.) they could participate in.

The event was a joyful experience – I enjoyed every bit of it.

NOTE: I took over 350 photographs – including multiple photographs of the nearly 90 groups – with 1500 performers. The attached 97 photographs are a selection of the best photographs, in my opinion, -- based on how the performers were facing the camera and absence of obstruction from non-performers who were streaming by or obstruction from the crowd in front of me – and in no way a reflection on the artistic merit of the excellent performers whose photographs were not included.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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