This program should be duplicated nation-wide - what an amazing experience for my 3 year old. We saw "Snow Day" in early December and she has talked about it every day since. She rein-acts it and adds to the story. We have even had in-depth conversations about elements of the "plot" etc - I never would have imagined that non-verbal theatre would be so enticing and captivating not only to my 3 yr old, but to me and the other adults there as well. Bravo!
I have created work for a very special theatre company called Arts on the Horizon before. But early this year, I had a completely new experience with them. I was in the audience for the first public show of the piece I had just collaborated on. The performers were already out, gently engaging with some of the objects and children in the space. And then it came time to shift into the official start of the show...and I don't even remember what the exact signals and actions were, but somehow, this audience of babies (in parents' arms, or on their tummies on the floor with necks craned up) just KNEW. A sea of brand new humans gave their full attention to the same spot. And the air was ELECTRIC. ...I cried. Ha, I have done this work before! But I had never quite experienced *this.* A room full of babies completely awake with wonder, together. It was palpable and beautiful. It felt like some kind of miracle of humanness. And I knew that I wanted to give whatever I could to a company that could make that happen. A company that could give that to both the babies and their grownup caregivers, who were watching their stunningly focused children with own kind of wonder and glow.
Review from #MyGivingStory