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Wintercity Wrap-up: Nathan Phillips Square Hijinks

Last weekend wrapped up the WinterCity festivities, which included several unusual sights and sounds in Nathan Phillips Square.

The highlight, at least for me, was last weekend's theatrical performance of Alice in Wonderland by The Netherland's Theatre Gajes.

As the evening darkened, the crowd lit up as a 15-member cast in colourful costumes with oversized props brought the Lewis Carroll story to life.

Their award-winning open-air theatre troupe weaved through the audience on metre-high stilts, set to live music. It was perhaps a bit scary and hard to follow at times for the younger crowd, but they more than made up for that with the outlandish costumes and quick banter.

More photos from the event, plus info on a silent dance party after the jump....

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It was delightful to see fathers with their little daughters on their shoulders captivated by this free outdoor event.

For something a little different this weekend, check out Saturday afternoon's Silent Rave set for 3:14 p.m. in Nathan Phillips Square. For an idea of what this is all about, check out Newmindspace's Silent Boogie from just over a year ago.

Bring your iPod and headphone y-jacks to share your tunes as you dance as passersby watch in bewilderment.

More photos from Theatre Gajes' Alice in Wonderland in a mini photo slideshow below:

Photos by Roger Cullman.


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