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Performer Biographies

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CREDITS
People Like Me Staff:

Ruth Mankin
Arts Education Director

Jack Carpenter
Production Manager

Tyese Wortham
Programs Associate

Faiza Baker-Yeboah
Programs Assistant/Front-of-House

Mei-Ling Murray
Programs Intern

Web development and maintenance:
Third Strand

Original Web Site design:
ebStudios.com


 

CONTACT US
ruth@worldartswest.org
Arts Education Program Director

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2008 Performers

Eszterlánc Hungarian Folk Ensemble
Herdsman's Stick Dance and Csárdás of Szatmár

Fua Dia Congo
Bokila

Hālau ʻo Keikialiʻi
Ancient Hawaiian Hula

Leung’s White Crane Lion & Dragon Dance Association
Cantonese Lion Dance

Lunatique Fantastique
It's My Nature

Pampa Cortés
Malambos con Boleadoras































2008:
“It's My Nature”

This year's related topic:
The Environment

On behalf of World Arts West and our 2008 cast, welcome to the 14th season of the arts education program of the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, People Like Me!

This season we present an endearing character who must overcome her fears of the natural world in order to fulfill a quest she is entrusted with. As she explores the dance and music of Africa, Argentina, China, Hawai'i, and Hungary, she discovers how the environment shapes and inspires the people of the world, and how we impact the world around us.

Presented in an engaging and interactive one-hour performance, the theater experience and its supporting curriculum material provide a multidisciplinary and multicultural approach to meeting State Content Standards for Visual and Performing Arts, Science, Language Arts, and Social Science, while exposing children to the rich diversity of performing artists living in Northern California. This year, the topic of the environment is embedded in the script and highlighted in the Curriculum Guide and the Student Activity Books.

EXPLORE THE WORLD DANCE ENCYCLOPEDIA today!

Ticket Prices for Weekday Shows: $5 before 12/15, $6 after
All weekday shows 10am & 12pm

Dates and Locations:

San Francisco                               Oakland:
MARCH 5 - 7 (Wed-Fri)                    MARCH 12-14 & 18-20 (Wed-Fri)
Herbst Theater                              
Regent's Theater, Holy Names University
401 Van Ness Ave.                           3500 Mountain Blvd.

Directions                                        Directions

San José:                                      Merced*
April 1-3 (Tues - Thurs)             April 17 & 18 (Thurs-Fri)
Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater    Merced College Theater

1700 Alum Rock Ave.                        3600 "M" St.  

Directions                                         *Merced Reservations 209.384.6224

Order Now!!!  1.888.PLM.0888
or email tyese@worldartswest.org for an order form to be sent to you.

A 50% non-refundable deposit is required with your reservation, payable by credit card, check, or school purchase order. Confirmation will be sent by mail. All reservations must be paid in full 2 weeks prior to the performance.
NO REFUNDS. ALL SALES FINAL.

Please make check payable and mail to:
WORLD ARTS WEST
Fort
Mason Center, Bldg. D
San Francisco
, CA 94123

NEW VIEWER’S COMPANION AND STUDY GUIDE will be online in December.

The online study guide can help you to prepare yourself and your class for your field trip to the theater. The language can be adapted so that it is suitable for the age range of your class, and can be used both before and after the performance. The written materials and the topics explored in the performance address State Standards for Visual and Performing Arts, Language Arts, History & Social Studies, Math, and Science. The guide is accessible by performance year as well as cumulatively since 2000.

Included in the Viewer’s Guide:

Dance Locator
A growing Online Encyclopedia of World Dance

Performer Pages
Bios of each artist group

Activity pages
For children to do for before and after the field trip

Related topics and discussion guides
Many guided discussions based on curriculum topics

Resources
Musical instrument information, Links, and a Bibliography

Printable pages
are available for downloading each section.

Kids Art Gallery
Send us your student's artwork to display and view past art!

We will send all teachers with confirmed reservations one abbreviated guide through the mail. To save paper, please let us know if you do not need this to be sent to you. We are available by phone 415.474.3914 or email if you are having trouble with any part of the online study guide.

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THANKS!

In our 14th Season of People Like Me, we would like to especially thank the National Endowment for the Arts, the Trio Foundation, the Bill Graham Foundation, and all of our individual donors who support World Arts West and our People Like Me programs. This allows all seats to be 75% subsidized so that we can keep the ticket price low.

Become a donor and help keep this program alive and accessible!

Thank you for your support.

Many, many thanks to People Like Me artists for their contributions to the content of the Viewer's Guide.

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