Arapahoe County Shows 2005/2006
9900 E. Colfax
Dia de Los Muertos / Day of the Dead
Kicks Off Concert
Nationally acclaimed storyteller Pam Faro from the Rocky Mountain Storytellers Conference will delight the audience with a bi-lingual show about love, family and remembering. Denver Azteca Dancers will help celebrate this famous Mexican holiday with the ancient dances and stories from the heart of the Aztec empire.
From Kwanzaa to Chanukah
Master storyteller Sondra Singer from the Rocky Mountain Storytellers Conference along with songster Helen Trencher will delight the audience with song, stories and interactive activities form two winter holidays, Chanukah and Kwanzaa. A magical show of joyful celebration, that will put every body and soul into the holiday spirit.
The Real Wild West/ A Stock Show Tribute
Come here tales and stories about the lives of the men and women from the Real Wild West. The often forgotten people who created the legends, mountain men and women, Black and Mexican cowboys will come alive with the voice of international troubadour Pat Mendoza. Bailey Phelps of the Cherokee Nation a respected Native American Flutist will tell the stories of the Native peoples who witnessed their land and traditions transformed before their very eyes. The Seven Falls Indian Dancers will perform the colorful dances of their ancestors to make this a celebration of spirit and unity.
Black History Month
From the heart of the American people experience the stories, hear the songs, and feel the rhythm of the spirit behind the civil rights movement. The struggle for freedom was a fight fought by a wide diversity of people. Gospel music by Grand Design, African drumming with Kusogea Nobi and storyteller by Lois Burrell will breathe life into the meaning of Black History.
From the land of fire and sand hear the songs of the Islands as they are set to the colorful dances of the South Pacific. Polynesia Pacifica will mesmerize the audience with a showcase of music, dance and song set to the mystical rhythms of the people of the sea.
Day of the Child
In honor of the national Day of the Child, Dia de los Ninos, international storyteller and mask maker ZARCO GUERRERO brings ancient archetypes to life in this freaked-out and extremely funny folly featuring a curious cast of crazy hand carved characters. As a performance piece "Face to Face" is a maniacal one-man masked drama that mirrors the mystery of the mind and heart in a myridad of fantastic faces. Zarco wears several of his masks to conceal and reveal the human nature of man. Don't miss Indio, Nerd, Rasta and many other characters. All masks are original works of art by Zarco. Zarco will kick off a week long celebration dedicated to the children of the world.
Cinco de Mayo Aurora Style
Viva Mexico Infantil, 2005 national Ballet Folklorico Champions, Jeanette Trujillo flamenco dancer and a guest flamenco guitarist will make this a fiesta of unforgettable color and vibrancy. Lively music, colorful costumes and unforgettable choreography will leave the audience breathless.
9900 E. Colfax 303-739-1970
Dia de Los Ninos Aurora 2006
Performing arts troupes from the Metro area public schools and community groups will showcase the best and brightest that Colorado has to offer. The High light of the evening will be Viva Mexico Infantil, Lincoln High School's three time National Ballet Folklorico Champions, the Aurora Central Theater Troupe and many other area youth groups. This community wide evening of celebration will honor all metro area youth troupes.
National League of American Pen Women
Six week intensive poetry and literature workshops, Sept-Oct. at West Middle School for the gifted and talented class.
Community College of Aurora Series
Hispanic Heritage Tribute 12 noon student center
Art show by visionary Chicano artist Stevon Lucero, Denver Azteca Dancers and Rocky Mountain Storyteller Tonaztin will bring to life the heart and soul of the Hispanic culture. From the Royal Court of Spain to the Palace of the great Montezuma journey into land of the past and see the future unfold. The Hispanic culture was born from the merging of many peoples and the ideas of multitudes. This interactive show will entertain and delight the audience with the Hispanic" experience from Spain to the American Chicano.
Native American Heritage Month
Seven Falls Pow Wow Dancers will bring to life the colorful dances and traditions of the indigenous tribes of the Americas. Storyteller Bailey Phelps of the Cherokee Nation will provide flute music and stories from several tribal nations to round out this tribute to America's indigenous people.
Black History Month
Gospel music by Grand Design and tales of the slaves struggle for freedom. Come join this afternoon of song and story as the community celebrates the history of a people once oppressed.
Women's History Month
Beisner a respected and innovative storyteller will highlight stories from the annals of time as she recounts the tales of women oppressed. An open discussion of cultural issues and solutions to the plight of women word wide will make this an enlightening and illuminating experience in honor of national Women's History Month.
Zarco brings ancient archetypes to life in this freaked-out and extremely funny folly featuring a curious cast of crazy hand carved characters. As a performance piece "Face to Face" is a maniacal one-man masked drama that mirrors the mystery of the mind and heart in a myriad of fantastic faces. Zarco wears several of his masks to conceal and reveal the human nature of man. Don't miss Indio, Nerd, Rasta and many other characters. All masks are original works of art by Zarco.
Sponsored by the Colorado Folk Arts Council, Arapahoe SCFD, City of Aurora, Colorado Cultural Connections, Aurora Fox, Aurora Sentinel, KUVO and VAB of Aurora and the Rocky Mountain Storytellers Conference.