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Festival Fit – YMCA Fitness Classes

Ballantyne’s Backyard 11611 N Community House Rd, Charlotte

Festival Fit! Have you ever taken a yoga class near an incredibly large-thinking MAN? Take a stroll through Ballantyne's Backyard and enjoy FREE yoga and family yoga classes provided by the Ballantyne YMCA. please note: patrons are required to bring their own mats. Yoga builds a strong body, mind, and spirit. This yoga class, for all levels, incorporates yoga postures, breathing exercises, and a mind focus to improve balance, strength, and flexibility. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity.

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Lotty by Moradavaga

Romare Bearden Park 300 S Church St, Charlotte

Large Scale Interactive Squid Sculpture Taking inspiration from the 2017 Taipei Public Arts Festival theme, “Story of a River”, Moradavaga devised an interactive acoustic installation with a strong visual impact that could resonate with the aquatic memories of the old course of the Keelung River in a playful and imaginative way. “Kraki” is based on the descriptions found since the late 13th Century about legendary sea creatures named "kraken" that probably inspired Herman Melville and Jules Verne on some of their most notable writings, like Moby Dick and 20.000 Leagues Under the Sea. In this sense, it is a kind of an ancestor, the great- great-grandfather, of “Vernie”, the giant squid previously created by Moradavaga on the island of São Miguel in the Azores archipelago. Like its great-great-granddaughter, “Kraki” came from the depths of the ocean, up the imaginary river course, to serve as a lively communicative tool for passersby...

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Pneuhaus’ Compound Camera

Two Wells Fargo Plaza 306 S College St, Charlotte

An Inflatable Camera Dome The Compound Camera is an immersive dome made of 109 inflatable pinhole cameras that each cast a live projection of the surrounding environment. Together they create a stunning tessellated panorama likened to standing inside the eye of a fly. Visitors are encouraged to touch the textile walls to adjust the focal range of the image just as our own eyes relax and contract to focus.