The Stoneleigh-Burnham School Community Dance Program presents Native American Folktales Told in Movement at 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 10. The concert will be held in Emerson Hall on the Stoneleigh-Burnham campus. The concert is free and open to the public.
Thirty local children, from 4-13 years old, plus the school’s 26 advanced Middle and Upper School dancers and the adult dance group, Sorvino Dance Project, will perform dances with themes based on Indian mythology. From the story “Two Sisters Who Married the Stars,” a Yakama tale, to “How Rabbit Got Wisdom,” a Creek tale, each dance shares the wisdom found in these ancient legends.
The choreography is by Ann Sorvino, and Mia Snedeker narrates the stories. Sorvino Dance Project members Billbob Brown, Christie Clovis, Meg Van Dyke and Ann Sorvino will be sharing the account of “How Coyote Created the World,” a Zuni tale with a jazz score based on Native American chants, written by Greg Snedeker. Also included on the bill is a ballet piece, performed by the Stoneleigh-Burnham School students to music by Gabriel Faure and Sergey Rachmaninov entitled “Bittersweet.”