A Blessing in Disguise
Yesterday the worst........happened to me, my friend, family
or a stranger. Is it a blessing? Often times, hidden within
the heart of the problem is the biggest gift of all, a lesson
to be learned. Listen to or participate in the telling of
both personal and religious stories from our community at
The Giggling, Wiggling Book Worm
fill of stories in our interactive program. Dance, Sing, Wiggle
and Giggle as the book worm in you finds a new exciting story
to read, write, draw , dance, make music, and of course tell
other stories about. If you have a big imagination, love to
tell tales, and want to learn more sit down, settle in and
get ready to listen and play. Discover the reader and writer
Waves of Adventure
When you swim in the ocean or dance in a river, you can hear
waters' special symphony singing in your ears. How can you
re-create the musical/moving story of the water? Travel around
the world with only your imagination, voice, and body. Discover
the many magical, mysteries of water on this amazing earth.
What can we do to help our water stay clean and beautiful?
Magic of the Sea
of the ocean and the creatures of the islands capture our
imagination and take us on a creative learning adventure.
An exploration of life above and under sea level told through
music, story and acrobatics. Become a manta ray and a shark
as you listen and participate in folk tales and true stories
from Indonesia. | study
certainly are the smartest creatures. In these delightful
Asian versions of Aesop's Fables, it is the creatures that
teach us about Indian culture, geography and history. Leave
the program dancing like a monkey, slithering like a snake
and roaring like a tiger! | study
our journey to and survival in a new land. Travel back in
time to Senegal, Russia and England. Listen to historical
folk tales and true stories from communities that traveled
a great distance to finally settle in the United States. Many
people came here by choice and others were forced to come
here bringing with them only their stories. Walk away with
a broader understanding of our diverse community both in the
past and present. | study
The Fastest Plane
the world in 45 minutes: a multi-lingual program. Together
we will dance through the streets of America, Mexico and India.
Discover the similarities and differences between these diverse
cultures. Leave the program wanting to read more folk tales
and tell more stories. | study
Classically Different Adventures
surface, people may look different, but at heart they are
all our heroes. Classic Folk Tales like Thumbelina told from
the perspective of another culture. A fun and adventurous
program that explores the characteristics of a traditional
hero in a non-traditional style. | study
A Link in the Circle [3rd-6th grade]
is like to be so immersed in a culture where your guesthouse
owner becomes your adopted "Aunt?" Discover what it means
to travel alone with only the support of total strangers.
Witness the differences and similarities between these diverse
Festa: A Dance of Cultures
including three Musician/Dancers) Let us dance across
Brazil. Let us dance and play music across Brazil. We can
travel from the Atlantic Ocean to the Amazon, over the mountains
and through the fast moving cities. Listen to folk tales,
songs and personal stories about a country that is passionate
about life and community.
Welcoming In the New Year
family has a special way of bringing in the New Year. Sometimes
they celebrate this holiday on a different date than January
1st like the Chinese New Year or the Jewish New Year, Rosh
Hashanah. Sing, dance and bring in the New Year on any day
of the year with these three unusual yet very traditional
tales about the "same holiday".
Tales of Mystery where the Fool Prevails
the fool with his naiveté outwits everyone or loses it all.
Sometimes the "fool" is actually the smartest one of all underneath
the wit and humor. Try to solve the riddle before the characters
does. Stories where the wisdom lies in the simplest answer.
Objects of Hope: As I Grow (A New Collaboration with Contradiction
(Features a small ensemble performing story & dance.)
Poetry, prose, and purpose combine with dance in a moving
dialogue on hope, dreams, responsibility and pride. Pieces
include: Recess, In the Garden, I Wish, My Family, and more.