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Sitting within a broad tradition of performance as social and political commentary, critique, and satire, Spiral Q artists’ performative works range from participatory giant puppet pageants, to full-length shadow puppet shows, to dance and movement pieces, to improvisational site-specific pop-ups. These works create space for reflection, conversation, and inquiry while engaging audience through color, sound, movement, and energy.


Spiral Q pop-up performances make events unforgettable. Improvised, site-specific performances are a stunning visual draw that delights families and attracts media. Most frequently performed at street fairs, ceremonies, actions or large-scale celebrations, pop-ups can take many forms. A giant puppet waltz, a roaring drum line, a participatory flash mob dance routine, or stilt-walkers dancing high above the crowd are only the tip of the iceberg.


Spiral Q artists have a range of performances that can travel to you. We can perform for your audience or integrate members of your community into one of our participatory performances.


Spiral Q artists can be hired to create original work around a topic or theme. Spiral Q artists work in a variety of media including dance, music, puppetry, spoken word, theater and more. Our puppetmakers can be commissioned to create puppets, masks, props, costumes and set pieces for a project that you create.


Burlington Country Arts in the Park
PIFA Street Fair
South Street Bridge Opening
Philadelphia Marathon
University City District
Race Street Pier
UPenn Alumni Relations
Kimmel Center for Performing Arts


A World of Difference
Puppet Pageant Scenes
can be participatory

Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine
Puppet performance to choral composition by Eric Whitacre
can be participatory

Dracula Puppet Show
Shadow puppet show


Rosenbach Museum & Library
Dracula Parade & Shadow Puppet Show

Singing City Choir
Leonardo Dreams of his Flying Machine

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Walking Sculpture

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Winter Wonderland

Please Touch Museum
Kindergarten Mixer, student giant puppets

Kimmel Center

PAFA After Dark
Gallery Walk

Philadelphia Boy’s Choir