The Nylon Zoo
Nylon Zoo; A collection of Inflatables Sculptures, Costume Parades & Dances
For more info on each inflatable and set up,
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Evelyn Roth Testimonal
“Angela became my site manager, storyteller and dance parade leader about 20 years ago. Now she runs her own Nylon Zoo. She is the most talented, versatile and exciting performer I know…whoever she works with is blessed by her presence.” Evelyn Roth (Creator of Nylon Zoo) Evelyn Roth Festival Arts, Maslim Beach, Australia
Inflatable sculptures with interactive storytelling inside
Plus a variety of costumes for parades and dances for the whole family!
Angela Brown, The Ta Daa Lady, is owner and operator of the Canadian factor of the Nylon Zoo. She has 3 other zoo performers;
Ali Lang and Lisa Sars Gough and Ali Lang.
In Angela’s collection there are seven different inflatable sculptures for interactive storytelling inside.
Angela often tours festivals with both her stage show and the Nylon Zoo.
Richmond World Day, August 2019
Whistler Street Entertainment, August 2019
Port Moody Rib Fest July 2019
THE NYLON ZOO, WHISTLER B.C.
INFLATABLE DRAGON, WHISTLER B.C STREET ENTERTAINMENT
I have been presenting my Nylon Zoo in Whistler B.C. or the children’s festival and for street entertainment since the year 2000. I was back again at the Children’s Art Festival, a wonderful treat for the whole family and for Street Entertainment on August 22 – 24th 2018.
“As usual, your performances were tip-top and it was great to see you!” Anna Solich, Former Whistler Street Entertainment Coordinator, Whistler Arts Council, B.C.
BUCKLEY VALLEY EXHIBITION, SMITHERS B.C.
My photographer son, Casey Mons and I were at the Buckley Valley Exhibition with one of Evelyn Roth’s fabulous creations; my hand-made inflatable salmon and costumes,
The photos in above video were taken by Casey. The song (Silver Water) was written and sung by Angela & Stumpy the puppet. It is arranged by Deva Neil Depodesta and Casey Mons.
“At the 97th Annual Bulkley Valley Exhibition, Angela performed both as “The Ta Daa Lady” and as Angela Brown’s Nylon Zoo. She delighted our audiences with her engaging and positive personality, and the kids especially enjoyed the chance to dress up in crazy and colourful costumes and go inside the inflatable salmon as part of the Nylon Zoo. Angela is an incredibly enthusiastic, professional and talented performer!” Tirion Grice BVE Smithers, B.C.
PACIFIC RIM WHALE FESTIVAL
The Nylon zoo was in Tofino and Ucluelet with Angela’s long, blur and sleek Whale. The mother whale has her baby Whale attached. When she was there, the Ta Daa Lady also offered two storytelling workshops as part of her package.
“Angela Brown is incredibly professional, fun and wonderful to work with. Hire her for your children’s entertainment. If you want great entertainment and an educational experience for your children, hire Angela for your event. She brings great entertainment for all ages! Children under the age of thirteen were all entertained!” Gillian H. Nicol Former Festival Coordinator, Pacific Rim Whale Festival
GREATER VANCOUVER ZOO
“I just want to say a great big THANK YOU for coming out to our World Rivers Day!! You were a HUGE success with your Ta Daa Lady show and the Nylon Zoo and we hope to secure you for next year! “Ashley Anne, Education Programs Coordinator, Langley B.C.
COUNTRY CELEBRATION LANGLEY B.C
The Nylon Zoo has been a part of Country Celebration in Langley B.C. each September since 1996. This two day, family friendly festival is sponsored by Metro Vancouver. I would recommend to anyone who wants to make this special festival a priority. This year, it takes place on the third weekend of September. In 2018, I had my DRAGON with me. The photos above by Tom Tasse and Casey Mons.
HYDE CREEK SALMON FESTIVAL
The Hyde Creek Salmon Festival continues to bring back the salmon for the fall run. This festival provides an opportunity for participants to observe and celebrate the return of salmon to their spawning grounds in Hyde Creek after their miraculous journey home. This year, 2018 will be Angela Brown’s eight year at the festival with her Nylon Zoo. Above video by Tom Tasse.
FAT CAT FESTIVAL
“Great job, as always Angela – I just love the energy, creativity and color you add to the Festival.” Dorothee Birker, Innovex Events, Kelowna B.C.
Storytelling in the Nylon Zoo
This Nylon Zoo event took place a few years back the Whistler Children’s Art Festival in B.C. Angela Brown (The Ta Daa Lady) dresses the children in nylon zoo costumes for ‘Make a Play”’. The children act out the story with Ta Daa Lady narrating. The audience (parents of children) are hungry bears since the salmon run is not plentiful. The animals (children) are feeding them berries.
Kispiox Music Festival Hazelton B.C.
“Angela Brown, and both her shows: “The Ta Daa Lady”, and her very impressive “Nylon Zoo” have been the highlight of our Kid’s area and stage for two consecutive years. She is hugely entertaining and engages the youngsters at some many levels, from sheer brilliant slapstick comedy, thoughtful (but always humorous). There seems to be something for everyone. She engages her audience all times, hosting a storytelling dance and costume workshop and then leading the group on a parade through the grounds. Very impressive! It would be hard to recommend a more professional, impressive, and entertaining children’s performer than Angela Brown.” Todd Stockner, Artistic Director, Kispiox Valley Music Festival, Hazelton B.C.
Other festivals Ta Daa and the Zoo regularly performs at on B.C: Surrey International Children’s Festival, Party for the Planet in Surrey, Salmonberry Festival Vancouver, Shadbolt Festival of the Arts ‘Rhodo Fest’ and VSO Festival in Burnaby, Mission Children’s Festival, Teddy Bear Picnic in Coquitlam, Salmon Festival in Steveston, Vancouver Folk Festival, Burnaby Village Museum World River’s Day, London Heritage Farm in Steveston, ‘Play Palooza’ and ‘Holly Picnic Wrap Up’ Festivals in Surrey, World Rivers Day and Country Celebration in Langley, Kickanee Festival in Kelowna, Salmon Come Home in Coquitlam. Angela has also performed in B.C.’s north at the Kispiox Music Festival, Robson Valley Music Festival B.C. and Arts Wells B.C.
The creator of the Zoo is Evelyn Roth; a world renowned artist in both fabric art and wearable art and as a visual and performance artist. Evelyn is the creator of these unique and colorful inflatable sculptures and costumes for parades in the Nylon zoo. She is originally Canadian but she now resides in Maslim Beach Australia with her talented painter husband John Davis (evelynrothoz.com)