Where are you KC? — On the Road

Where are you right now?

I’m in New York City attending two shows at the New Victory Theatre , which presents outstanding work from around the world for young audiences and their families. If
you are visiting NYC, l encourage you to check out their fabulous programming.

I started my day with Black Violin , an amazing show combining classical and contemporary music created by virtuoso violinists Kevin Marcus Sylvester and Wilner
Baptiste. These two talented performers incorporate a DJ, a drummer and a cello player to expand the power of their performance making it a must-see experience. The music makes you want to jump up
and dance, which most of the audience did! These stunning performers are a joy to watch, and l left wanting more.



In the afternoon, l went to the studio stage to see ?Ring a Ding Ding,? by UK’s Oily Cart . The show is created specifically for the under 5 set, and is pure magic.
Imagine entering an enchanted space to discover a 360-degree theatre that invites the audience to join the magical world alongside the actors. The set, costumes and puppets are enhanced by live
music, amazing actors and a brilliant story. The audience engages with the actors to bring this incredible show to life. The children in the audience were mesmerized the day l attended and those of
you with wee ones know what a feat that is!



Who stood-out the most and why?

Both shows impressed me. I feel lucky to be able to witness such talent and commitment. These artists are incredible at their craft and have obviously worked very hard for their success. I was
inspired, engaged, entertained and connected to them all through the power of their work. It?s such a joy to experience multi-layered work created for children that also engages adults.

What made this trip successful for you? What was the #1 highlight?

Of course, the amazing shows that l can potentially bring to the Vancouver International Children?s Festival!


Where are you heading next?

I am off to attend the 2013 International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY) conference in Philadelphia in early January.