Performance Schedule:

May 1, 2014 | Thursday
9:30&11:30 A.M
School & Teacher event
Montalvo Arts Center

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Brochure & Flier in English
Volante en Espanol
Demo Video

Performances For Children of All Ages:
Cascada de Flores presents a bilingual music and dance program for children in schools, libraries and theaters. As roster artists with both Young Audiences of Northern California and Performances to Grow On in Ventura, they have performed in over 300 Western US schools, reaching over 50,000 students with their educational program. In addition, Cascada de Flores was featured twice in World Arts West's arts education program People Like Me, in Herbst Theater (San Francisco), Regent's Theater (Oakland), Mexican Heritage Plaza (San Jose and The Lobero Theater in Santa Barbara, CA.

"The Tree And The Donkey Who Wanted To Sing"- for children of all ages
In this bilingual and participatory program, Cascada de Flores tells their own origin story of traditional music and dance, which explodes with rhyme, fun musical instruments and sweet characters. You might meet the donkey and it's jawbone, the abuelito and the vulture, the marimbol, the dance box, and the little "mosquito" guitar. Children and their families are invited to sing, dance and play with beautiful traditional songs and dance pieces. Inspired by the trio's journey to Veracruz, Mexico, where old traditions are kept alive by generations of families in the countryside, this story speaks of the diversity of roots in Mexico (especially the indigenous, Spanish and African roots), improvisation and inventiveness within traditions, life and death in nature and, from nature, the making of musical instruments and song.