Wednesday, February 1, 2012

New Age of Activism top 12: Cassidy Haley& The Catalyst

Cassidy Haley was born in Oakland, California, and grew up in the nearby city of Richmond, California. He is the son of a lesbian mother and a gay father, and has three sisters and two brothers. His ancestors are mainly Irish, Scottish, German, French, and Native American. As a teenager he was part of the Bay Area rave scene.[1] Haley was among the 1999 WTO protestors in Seattle and has cited this as a formative experience in his life.[1]
Haley has performed with multiple circuses over the years including the avant-garde cirque nouveau Lucent Dossier Experience at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and El Circo. He performs stiltwalking and silks aerial;[2] he performed on stilts in Las Vegas on Halloween in 2009. Haley developed design and sewing skills making costumes for himself and other circus performers,[1] which he has applied in two clothing design companies and for his band costumes and music videos. He moved to Los Angeles to pursue his career in music and fashion.[3]
More about Cassidy  HERE