WHO WE ARE

Cabasa tells stunningly beautiful visual stories that celebrate human connectedness and our need to find meaning in our art form and life. We are inspired by traditional stories and processes and re-imagine these to make them relevant now producing large scale, spectacular outdoor work, which keeps the community at its heart.

Based in Tameside (UK), Cabasa Carnival Arts has been delivering high-quality Carnival creations in the North-West and beyond for the past 10 years, providing a unique and innovative approach to street art and continuing to develop the art-form on a national and international stage.

With a dedicated team of artists and volunteers, Cabasa create impressive structures, large puppets, fantastic costume, and promotes the history and heritage of carnival and local communities through percussion, dance, melody, and street theatre.

As Artistic Director, Emily Wood’s vision to spread the techniques and traditional methods of costume development and fabrication has already made a huge impact on the quality and appeal of carnival artistry in the North West.

WHAT CAN WE HELP WITH?

Cabasa can help with just about any element of carnival arts. Here are some examples of the services we can offer.

Costume and carnival development and design from scratch

Costume and carnival development and design from scratch

Material sourcing and equipment hire

Material sourcing and equipment hire

Studio space and fabrication

Studio space and fabrication

Carnival workshops and performances for schools

Carnival workshops and performances for schools

Workshops and presentations for community groups

Workshops and presentations for community groups

Venue dressing and festival site dressing

Venue dressing and festival site dressing

Parade management and design

Parade management and design

Team building workshops for businesses

Team building workshops for businesses

Dance, percussion and voice workshops

Dance, percussion and voice workshops

Performances for corporate events

Performances for corporate events

Friendly support and advice

Friendly support and advice

TEAM

Cabasa is made up of a small core team and a large team of freelance artists and makers.
Emily-Flower

EMILY WOOD

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Kate horse

KATE ROTHERY

PROJECT MANAGER

Dan Abe

DAN JONES

PROJECT MANAGER