Family Legend & Lore: The Gift of Connection

Family Legends and Lore, THE GIFT OF CONNECTION

Definition of CONNECTION: the act of connecting : the state of being connected: as a relation of personal intimacy (as of family ties)  coherence, continuity

YEA Arts, in collaboration with Florida Studio Theatre present, THE GIFT OF CONNECTION, celebrating and exploring the important connections in our lives through Art.

Throughout history people have searched for connection.  Connection to family, to history, to country. The quest for connection, the comfort of connections, and the loss of connection have inspired artists for centuries.

This one hour experience will include numerous artists exploring the topic of Connection through song, dance, poetry, prose, and plays.  Featured artists include Mary Kelly, known for her portrayals of historical characters such as Harriet Tubman,  Music Out of the Box, four classically trained musicians presenting the tale of Scheherazade, Cedric Hameed, a spoken word artist,  the Apprentice company of Florida Studio Theatre and other local artists.

Family Legends and Lore, The Gift of Connection will be presented at the newly renovated Gompertz Theatre space on December 13th.  There will be two performances, one at 10:00 am and another at 11:30 am.  The production will be followed by a talk back with the artists.

This special production is geared towards inspiring students to make poignant connections while fostering empathy, pique interest in understanding the past, and will open the doors to self expression and emotional honesty.

This event driven Youth Experiencing Art, Inc. program is sponsored by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee. Seven Sarasota schools are participating in the year-long program which includes a series of Florida Studio Theatre classroom workshops, the theatrical presentation, and extended Ringling student-artists classroom residencies connecting the art experience to curriculum learning.

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