Join COMPAS at Lyngblomsten Mid-Summer Festival

  • Lyngblomsten 1415 Almond Avenue St. Paul, MN 55108 United States

Join COMPAS artists Sarah Nassif, Ragamala Dance and Kalpulli Ketzal Coatlicue at Lyngblomsten's annual festival.

Join textile artist Sarah Nassif at her make & take felted wood bee booth from 2pm-7pm. Learn the ancient art of wet felting. Transform tufts of wool into buzzing bees with a little soap and water, add some wings and set out for a pollinator adventure. Add your bee to a bracelet or necklace, or just let it fly through the flowers on the end of a string.

Kalpulli Ketzal Coatlicue kicks off the celebration with a performance at 2pm on the main outdoor stage.  Driving drum rhythms and dazzling costumes hold participants interest, and through each step the dancer in full regalia gives life to the symbols of the dance. The dancers are rooted in cultural understandings of the environment weaving together the Nahuatl cosmovision and creation stories of the Mexican ancestors. 

Experience the dance, music, and culture of India with Ragamala Dance who will perform from 5pm-6pm on the main outdoor stage. Ragamala explores the tension between the ancestral and contemporary and how they work together in an intergenerational partnership. They have created their own sub-genre that combines a modern Western aesthetic with an Indian ethos.

Lyngblomsten will also have a variety of other make and take activities going on along with music and dance in the evening.