Ta Daa Lady, Nylon Zoo, Baroque dancer and teacher, mime, puppeteer
Angela specializes as an arts educator, an improviser, singer, dancer, puppeteer and a Baroque dancer and Commedia dell’Arte expert. She is well known as ‘The Ta Daa lady‘. She has a wide variety of stage performances as well as her celebratory event called The Nylon Zoo. This interactive event is taylor-made for festivals and special events. Originally created by Evelyn Roth, Angela has branched out with her won method and energy. Her Nylon Zoo offers a wide variety of inflatable sculptures for storytelling inside., including many colourful costumes of animals and flowers, all sizes for parades and dances.
Angela’s stories take place inside her inflatable sculptures. The themes explore environmental issues like zero waste, endangered species and themes of friendship. All the stories are based on adapted, interactive legends and/or original stories written by Angela.
“I’ve worked as a theatre critic — and kids’ writer — for over 30 years. The Ta Daa Lady is the real thing. I happened to see her performing at a birthday party for children and I was so impressed. Those situations can be chaotic but the Ta Daa Lady very gently — and firmly — kept control. Best of all, she genuinely played with the kids in creative ways and they were enthralled.” Colin Thomas, Vancouver B.C. 2020
More on the NYLON ZOO
This event begins with a puppet show (Stumpy the Puppet above). Ta Daa and Stumpy entertain as well as inform the audience as to what excitement awaits them. Then the audience comes inside the gated area and chooses a costume.
Getting ready for costume parade. Whistler B.C. Street Entertainment
Then we go on lively, fun-loving costume parade and stop to partake in a dance. We make a large circle, each animal or character in the parade gets a chance to perform in the centre, shape shifting into their animals.
After the parade, the audience is invited into a beautiful, animated inflatable sculpture for interactive storytelling. Angela has a wide variety of inflatables in her collection; Salmon, Dragon, Whale, Dinosaur, Rainbow Dome, Eco Dome and Castle.
The Nylon Zoo is highly interactive and is for the whole family!
“Thank you again for coming out and making this weekend such a colourful blast! As usual, your performances were tip-top and it was great to see you!” Anna Solich, Former Whistler Street Entertainment Coordinator, Whistler Arts Council, Whistler B.C.
For more information on NYLON ZOO, see the side tab, scroll down for each inflatable.
Peter & the Wolf
I proudly perform with West Coast Chamber Music and have been for over 10 years now as a director/storyteller/puppeteer/dancer.
This performance is 45 minutes long, it includes; Classical music, puppets and body puppets, dance, mime along with narration by Holly Duff. Music by Holly, Alan Crane and Ross Curran. Our group is available through Art Starts in their touring roster for 21/22.
Baroque Dancer, Commedia dell’Arte expert and teacher
Baroque Dancer, Commedia dell’Arte expert and teacher
Angela has performed/ painted in a number of interactive art pieces. For example; BOHEMIAN CARESS (Live Painting, poetry, music); ANU’s SEX ON EARTH (live painting, music) at Roundhouse in Vancouver; “D’MASK” (Maiden, Mother and Crone, (live performance & art projections) Gallery Gachet, Vancouver; “VISIONS OF A GODDESS”(live painting, dance, poetry) Ironworks Studios, Vancouver. Angela has had many solo art shows in Canada and in Finland in 2014.
‘UPAYA’ INFLATABLE Evelyn Roth, PROJECTIONS OF ANGELA’S ART
Angela has been a performer and visual artist with True North Performance‘. Their latest venture is Umbutu, this multi disciplinary performence integrates vocal body, dance, singing, visual art. Evelyn’s kinetic, white sculptures are malleable and seem to be alive. Perfect for projections and for the dancers to animate.
Angela wrote and performed a solo play “ WOMAN IN THE WHEEL” integrating her art into the storyline.
This one-woman show is a collage of scenes, songs and visual art based on Angela’s true experience as a dancer in a Mexican circus.
Vancouver Art Gallery
Vancouver Art Gallery’s (VAG) events that took place in November of 2015, highlighted Evelyn Roth’s wearable art and moving sculptures from the 1970s. The pieces were choreographed and directed by Angela Brown and were a part of the exhibition ‘Between Object and Action’ – Transforming Media in the 1960’s and 70s – Oct. 30 – Jan.’16 featuring the work of three artists from the 1970’s.In the 70’s, Vancouver’s art scene was electrified by a spirit of experimentation that challenged the traditional boundaries of painting, sculpture and other media. Blurring these categories, artists introduced the beginning of installation and performance art in Vancouver. The performances highlighted the work of “4 key practitioners during this period: Kate Craig and Eric Metcalfe (a.k.a. Dr. and Lady Brute), Gathie Falk, Carole Itter and Evelyn Roth. Angela collaborated with Evelyn Roth and has been doing so since 1999 . They have combined forces on a variety of projects including storytelling, dance, visual and performing art and The Nylon Zoo with Evelyn’s spectacular inflatable sculptures and wearable art. Angela has toured to Australia, Singapore and Malaysia to work with Evelyn performing in different venues for a number of different events.
ANGELA BROWN ACTIVATED AND CHOREOGRAPHED A NUMBER OF EVELYN ROTH MOVING SCULPTORS AND WOVEN PIECES FOR AN EXHIBITION AT THE VAG. THE TITLE OF THE EXHIBITION “BETWEEN OBJECT AND ACTION”.
One of two pieces presented at the VAG’s Family Fuse was “Jumpy Jumpy”. The dancers dancing in Evelyn Roth’s exciting woven costumes are from Arts Umbrella; Palas Scandolari, Shaolin Young, Ruth Lee, Lilianna Levy Gay, music by Ross Barret and Holly Burke.
WITH Angela Brown &
Monkey King & Folktales
One of the most enduring Chinese literary characters comes to life to entertain children and adults! Through mime, magic, jokes, stories and music, the audience will be introduced to the Monkey King and other folktales as well as Chinese music and instruments. The Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble (VCME) and storytellers, Gerardo Avila and Angela Brown, offer an hour of fabulous music and comedy.
Angela Brown – an energizer at TedX Stanley Park March 3rd, 2018 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver B.C.
Angela’s energizer was called ‘From the Heart.’ It was a 5 minute extravaganza that encouraged the audience to laugh, play, move, dance and create. They were taken on an adventure using movement and voice without using words – flew like wind, floated like water, vibrated like fire and grounded into the earth. The goal of this energizer was to open the audience’s hearts creating vibrations to send out into the world.