#GLOBAL STILT CONGRESS is a gathering hosted by The Carpetbag Brigade, that can see more than forty stilter's from across the globe gather in one destination. It serves as an arena for stilt-oriented performers and practitioners to come together, exchange skills, develop craft, and strengthen the stilts community and network. During Global Stilt Congress the Carpetbag Brigade, plus invited guest teachers and directors, share their techniques, compositional strategies and life experiences through classes, lectures, and a culminating site specific performance project.
A mobile endeavor Global Stilt Congress occurs in different locations for each manifestation. The Congress begins with sharing stilting techniques, including Acrobatics, Aerial, Contact Improvisation, Axis Syllabus, Butoh Dance, Choral Singing, Physical Theater, Afro-Caribbean and Somatic Movement with stilts. The event concludes with focusing on the creative process that is performed to the public.
Carpetbag Brigade has hosted five Global Stilt Congress's and one Digital GSC.