People Like Me 2004: "It's About Time!"
The 10th anniversary of People Like Me takes children on an interactive adventure with our mischievious main character, played by Derique.
Swept away by a musical whirlwind of rhythmic and comic tour guides, he
embarks on a journey into diverse cultural perspectives of time.
Percussive time, seasons, life cycles, mathematcial formulas, and even
geological eras are all explored through dance and music traditions of
Spain, South Africa, Bolivia, Hawaii and India, tied skillfully
together by body musician Keith Terry and Crosspulse.
We discover beats, pulses, and song cycles through the footwork of Yaelisa and Caminos Flamencos; the complex vocal syllables of North Indian Kathak performed by Chitresh Das Dance Company
demonstrate rhythm as sacred mathematical communication and prayer.
Seasons are celebrated with the energetic music of the Bolivian Andes
and a harvest dance, presented by Sukay and Pachamama. We learn of day and night, work and play, slavery and freedom, from Khumbhula Dance Theater's South African Gumboot dance. The creation of islands, through Hawaiian myth and ritual, come to life with Halau Aloha Pumehanan O Polynesia.
In this one-hour voyage, our hero discovers the beauty of diversity,
the importance of cultural traditions, and the significance of human
expression around the globe.
This year's lineup boasts all live
music, and a wide range of world dance and music styles, in an
engaging, educational and interactive performance. The theater
experience and its supporting curriculum material present a
multidisciplinary and multicultural approach to meeting recommended
State Content Standards for Visual and Performing Arts, History, and
Social Science, Math, and Science, and expose children to the rich
diversity of performing artists who live right here in Northern
Dates and Locations:
All weekday Show Times 10am & 12pm
MARCH 8-12 (Tues-Fri)
401 Van Ness Ave.
MARCH 17-19 (Weds-Fri)
Julia Morgan Center For The Arts
2640 College Ave.
MARCH 23-26 (Tues-Fri)
Center for Performing Arts
Santa Clara University
MARCH 30 - April 1 (Tues-Thurs)
Smith Center, Ohlone College
43600 Mission Boulevard
To make your reservations please download and fill out this PDF form
(Adobe Acrobat required) and send it in with a 50% deposit OR
$6 per seat
$5 if payment in full is postmarked by December 15, 2003.
Ticket prices are 75% subsidized for all students.
School purchase orders can be accepted in lieu of cash. All reservations must be paid in full 2 weeks prior to the performance.
NO REFUNDS. ALL SALES FINAL.
For Information Call:
Note: The form is a PDF document. Adobe Acrobat Reader required.
If you do not have the free Acrobat Reader, please download it from Adobe's Web site.
will be sent by mail. A 50% non-refundable deposit is required with
your reservation. Please make check payable and mail to:
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