The Green Project

The Berkeley Arts Magnet Elementary School presents DANCE MONKS' latest manifestation of The Green Project Wild Child and other Tales from the Tall Trees in collaboration with second and third graders from BAM with live music by featured Samavesha musicians and teachers Laura Inserra (Italy) and TBird Luv (Brooklyn).

Tuesday, June 15, 5pm

Berkeley Arts Magnet

2015 Virginia Street

Berkeley, CA 94709

This is an event for families, open to the public. FREE Admission.

The Green Project was created by the internationally traveled DANCE MONKS in 2003. The project reconnects children to nature through movement and story in the creation of their own original performance, alongside professional dancers. The three month residencies include explorations throughout the gardens and grounds of the school, whereby the environment becomes a vital partner in the creative process. The children are encouraged to discover their own text and movement in a supportive environment.

The Green Tour strives to be ecologically sound in all aspects of production: including the directors' use of bicycles as their sole mode of transportation to all rehearsals, a specially designed trailer for props and costumes made with recycled materials. Read more...

Featured Artists:

DANCE MONKS' founding directors, Mirah Moriarty & Rodrigo Esteva, renowned sound artists T-Bird Tall Flame Luv and Laura Inserra, dancer Olivia Eng and students of the Berkeley Arts Magnet School.

"DANCE MONKS' project is highly relevant and in tune with the (Children and Nature) movement..."

Amy Pertshuk, Managing Director of The National Children and Nature Network.

Special thanks to The Open Circle Foundation, The East Bay Community Foundation, generous individuals and Kathryn Dejean at BAM.