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
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?
Why Have We Born Witnesses?
refugees' lives are haunted by the memories of their war torn
homeland. Moving to another country doesn't wipe clean the
past. For some it is a way of beginning again, for others
the end. Listen to one Bosnian woman's story of survival and
triumph interlaced with other stories of hardship and pain.
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
Immigrant Quilt [6th-8th grade]
our journey to and survival in a new land. Many people came
here by choice and others were forced to come here bringing
with them only their stories. Travel back in time to Senegal,
Russia and England to hear historical stories of immigration
to the United States from the 1600's to present day. Walk
away with a broader understanding of our diverse community
both in the past and present. | study
Community Quilts [9th-12th grade]
the journey and survival of so many immigrants to the United
States. Many communities still believe in the power of a quilt
to tell their story. They believe that each square is a piece
of the family history and without one piece the tale would
be incomplete. Discover how many story squares you can find
in the place you call home.
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.
A Link in the Circle
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
The Hiroshima of India, Bhopal's Chemical Disaster [8th-12th
and who passed away from the tragic explosion of the Union
Carbide plant in Bhopal, India? Listen to the story of the
heroes and villains who were a part of the largest industrial
disaster the world has ever witnessed. One perspective of
an American mixed with the truth about living in a city that
still remembers, as it tries to forget.
close your eyes and think about someone close to you who has
passed away without a twinge of pain? A story about how I
continue to remember and celebrate the deaths of my grandfather,
grandmother and several young friends.
A Window into Addiction
addiction or living with an addict can feel isolating. Discover
how one child found a home among friends. A private look at
growing up with a now reformed alcoholic. In the end, you
may find hope in the final re-uniting of a family.
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
certainly are the smartest creatures. In these delightful
Asian Adventures stories, follow Arianna into the heart of
the jungle. Experience life in India from a foreigner's perspective.
Listen to the folk tales and true stories she was given as
a gift to share with others. | study
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.
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".
Objects of Hope: The America Project (A New Collaboration
with Contradiction Dance)
Personal Patriotism One Performance at a Time.
Exercising our freedom to question, to protest, and to demand
answers. Poetry, prose, paint, and purpose combine with dance
in a moving dialogue on hope, deportation, apathy, homelessness,
the flag, responsibility and pride.