Pearl Rain, Deep Thunder
FOR GRADES ECS-6, 7-9
LENGTH: 45-minutes, 10-minute question period
Festival version is also available in 60-minute presentation
Enhanced by their own love of Chinese cultures, Bob and Dana researched the project for over a year, seeking fabrics, textures, story-telling and theatrical techniques which would maintain the charm and energy of the characters and situations and, at the same time, become a further investigation and interpretation of the stories themselves.
Using intricate and elaborate masks and costuming in distinct styles to maintain the unique nature of the two stories, Bob and Dana have designed a simplified setting, combined a musical score and movement style to capture the vitality and spirit of the stories to create a unified whole.
Both stories are based on the earth’s need for rain and human beings’ need for sufficiency, compassion and experiences which bring about transformation in our lives and are tied together by these shared understandings and wisdom which are part of our imagination’s legacy.
Every thing went together, the music, the words, the rhythm of your speaking was wonderful!