Cultural Revival VI: One World, One Heart31-Oct-2011
Please join us on December 11th at 5:30pm as D'AIR teens in collaboration with IRC (International Rescue Committee) Youth Futures Program teens present 'Cultural Revival 6: One World, One Heart', an aerial dance production followed by a culinary taste of their cultures.
In 2010 we took the Cultural Revival Series in a new direction by partnering with Atlanta’s IRC (International Rescue Committee) Youth Futures Program. The IRC is one of the largest refugee resettlement organizations in the United States, with a large presence here in our own backyard. We decided to focus on our teens and form a long-term residency program with our community partner. As part of their ‘pay it forward’ program, D’AIR teens dedicated every Saturday in the fall to pass on the skills they had learned in aerial dance with teens from IRC, acting as mentors and friends. In 2010 the efforts culminated in an evening performance and celebration ‘Cultural Revival 5: East meets West’. We feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to collaborate with a group of teens from the IRC again this fall and are looking forward to presenting ‘Cultural Revival 6: One World, One Heart’. While mentoring the teens of IRC who come from countries as diverse as Ethiopia, Somalia, Thailand, Myanmar, and Kenya, D’AIR teens not only had the opportunity to learn a little about all each of these cultures, they also explored their own roots. Please join us in this celebration with performances and culinary tastes from around the world on Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 5:30pm at D’AIR.