Photos: Heart of the Beast May Day parade


1 Sandy Spieler, center, one of the founders and the artistic director of In the Heart of the Beast, leads the theater's annual May Day parade Sunday, May 5, 2013 in Minneapolis. Thousands of people gather to watch the two-hour parade which runs along Bloomington Avenue S. from 25th to 34th streets and ends with a ceremony and celebration in Powderhorn Park. This year marked the 39th year of the May Day parade. 
2 In the Heart of the Beast's annual May Day parade attracts thousands of spectators, some of whom crowd onto rooftops, Sunday, May 5, 2013 in south Minneapolis. 
3 People line Bloomington Avenue S. in Minneapolis Sunday, May 5, 2013 to watch In the Heart of the Beast's annual May Day parade. 
4 White puppets, representing "spirit beings" carrying prayers for the world, walk in the annual May Day parade Sunday, May 5, 2013 in Minneapolis. 
5 A raccoon puppet pretends to sneak food away from parade goers Sunday, May 5, 2013 during the May Day Parade along Bloomington Avenue in south Minneapolis. 
6 A giant bird puppet makes its way toward Powderhorn Park Sunday, May 5, 2013 where the May Day parade ends and the Tree of Life Ceremony takes place. 
7 In the Heart of the Beast's theater space is open to artists and community volunteers who come together during workshops to build the puppets for the May Day parade Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at In The Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre in Minneapolis. 
8 Dushyant Barodia, left, and Chava Curland, center, work on a May Day puppet together during a community workshop Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at In The Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre in Minneapolis. 
9 Seed arks in Powderhorn Park hold vegetable seedlings that will be distributed to parade goers Sunday, May 5, 2013 after the May Day ceremony in south Minneapolis. 
10 In the Heart of the Beast artistic director Sandy Spieler during the May Day ceremony Sunday, May 5, 2013 at Powderhorn Park in Minneapolis. 
11 Puppets and people come together in Powderhorn Park after the May Day parade for the Tree of Life Ceremony Sunday, May 5, 2013 in Minneapolis. 
12 Josette Antomarchi, center left, and Willow Terri dance arm-in-arm at the conclusion of the Tree of Life Ceremony Sunday, May 5, 2013 after the May Day Parade. 
13 Jausten Campbell and Abby Dahl watch May Day festivities from a hillside in Powderhorn Park Sunday, May 5, 2013.