Chix On Stix Characters
These festive spectaculars offer larger-than life images that add magic to celebrations, festivals and parades. All our images are presented on stilts in stunning costumes and are structured and choreographed to varying lengths. We are visible by thousands and create a sense of the spectacular for any special event. Most characters require music - we work well with live bands and can match and appropriate costume with the band. We've performed with La Bottine Souriante, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Tarika and various African groups. We can bring our own musicians or work with pre-recorded music. Mortal Coil has been thrilling crowds with stunning visuals at festivals across Canada and the U.S. for over 15 years. We've performed their stilt dance spectaculars from the Frostbite Music Festival in Whitehorse to the Stan Rogers Music Festival in Canso, Nova Scotia.
Stilt dancers explode in a burst of fire-colored costumes and high energy choreography. Our Fire Dancers have been igniting imaginations across Canada and USA since 1992.
These lively Latin dancers will make you want to join in! With their dashing male companion and colourful costumes, exuberant choreorgraphy and 'banana' headresses, you'll want to invite them to all your events. Click here to see photos of Carmen and her cohorts.
Taiko Stix is a powerful combination of theatrical stilt dance and taiko drumming ... a step beyond anything you've ever seen on stilts. Taiko Stix is a 30 minute outdoor performance combining driving taiko rhythms (provided by members of Uzume Taiko), stilt dance and elaborate percussive costumes.
This sinfully funny character will tempt anyone to play along with risque antics. No party is complete without this devilishly charming and outright rude party animal.
A high energy African-inspired stilt dance with intricate choreography. Acrobatics! Wild masked costumes! Driving rhythms!
Three stilt-walking equine women in white, red and black emerge from nowhere. Amidst fluttering manes and floating silk draperies, the crowd is transported to a world between worlds. Check out the gallery to view these costumes.
A vision of sexy sequins and shimmering fringes, our Carnival queens will mesmerize you with stunning, sensual samba. Our Disco queens are the ultimate of Chix on Stix, complete with dazzling disco choreography. These costumes have recently been rebuilt and are ready for viewing (and booking!).
Thrilled with discovery of a living Tyrannosaurus Rex, two humorous paleontologists attempts to restrain the huge beast. They measure, date, hypothesize and theorize, all the while determined to enlighten and entertain their audience. The amazing articulated 14' long, 11' tall award winning T-Rex paired with two performers on the ground creates an especially dynamic outdoor performance.
A graceful and powerful eagle, with a wing span of 10 feet, glides above the crowd, transporting them to other worlds and creating a sense of awe throughout. Click here to see the eagle in flight.
Dancing Dragonflies buzz about inspiring laughter and a surprising new relationship with big bugs. Click here for some photos of our favourite bugs!
Frolicking Frogs interact and play with the young at heart. These agile characters can jump on the ground if the terrain is too challenging or perform elevated on stilts.