Meet LEAF performers The Faerie Kin

Photo courtesy of The Faerie Kin

In advance of this season’s LEAF, the 41st bi-annual iteration of the festival, we’re talking to performing artists from the LEAF lineup about the festival’s New Orleans-meets-WNC theme. LEAF takes place Thursday to Sunday, Oct. 15-18, at Camp Rockmont.

Asheville-based performance troupe The Faerie Kin is a collective of “of enchanted stiltwalkers and merry elves,” according to their website. “We spread joy and fun through song, dance, blessings, puppets and parades. Our intent is not only to entertain but to uplift hearts and minds, sharing the energy of elementals and beings from other realms.”

The Faerie Kin roam throughout LEAF all weekend and perform at Elfhaven Village Friday, Oct. 16, at 5:30 p.m.; at Roots Family Stage Saturday, Oct. 17, at 11:45 a.m., and at Easel Rider & at Sprouts Village Saturday, at 2 p.m.

Though the group declined our Q+A, troupe member Alinahh Ever shared this description of The Faeries Kin’s plans for fall LEAF:

Our performance will include stiltwalking magical honeybees, an enchanted autumn tree, flower faeries, and wonderful musicians. We will be raising awareness about the lifecycle of the honeybee & their kinship with flowers, as well as portraying the Autumnal going inward time, through original songs & dances. We will teach a beautiful Hawaiian chant that folks will sing to bless the honeybees who are in need of our support. And the honeybees will then bless participants. There will be a sweet giveaway too. Between our sets at Easel Rider & Sprouts Village, we will process, dance and sing fun bee songs! Additionally, we are super excited to perform 11:45am Saturday at the Roots Stage with Schools & Streets youth performers. Twenty-five students will play honeybees and share skits about the joy of making honey, as well as perform ​​songs & student-created dances​ about bees​​.


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About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall has lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. She is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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