Saturday, May 28, 2011

Kids Dancing Against Violence

"You can't hate your origins and not hate yourself." - Malcolm X

Bringing the belief that cultural empowerment can remedy street violence, these kids performed the piece shown in the video above, at the  Bird Street Community Center Arts Bash. This project is sponsored by  Culture for Change

The lo-fi shadow effects were created with an overhead projector, color cellophane, and mesh fabric.

This was the last performance for us this school year. I uploaded the following image of a thank you note written by one of the kids.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Color Splash

We made a mess in the final session of the Expressive Art Therapy Internship Seminar course I taught at Lesley University. Here is how we did it...
  1. Laid butcher paper out on the ground
  2. Threw water balloons ful' of water tinted with paint (not colorful enough)
  3. Squirted, flung and smeared more paint
  4. Hold up and let t drip
  5. Dry to perfection 

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Celebrate Inclusive School Culture

Here I am dancing with 200 elementary school students while performing with Cooperative Artists Institute's Tribal Rhythms Celebration. This performance involves the students in dancing and drumming while celebrating an inclusive school culture. "There was a person who made a circle to keep me out... so I made a circle to include us both."

We performed on May 4th at Fredrick Murphy Primary School in Weymouth, MA and May 5th at Memorial Early Childhood Center in Middleboro, MA.