JCC Children’s Cultural Arts presents Puerto Rican Folk Tale

by | Feb 5, 2016 | What’s Happening

Sunday, Feb. 21, 2:30 pm, Simon Family JCC.

The Horse of Many Colors, presented by the Simon Family JCC’s Children’s Cultural Arts Series, will captivate kids and amuse their parents. The story will be read and danced by a group from Todd Rosenlieb Dance and Virginia Ballet Theatre.

The Puerto Rican folk tale is about a father and his three sons who discover that their crops are disappearing. The story will be read first and then performed as a modern dance piece. Children will be asked to watch for movement motifs from the story, which they will be able to replicate at the end with dancers.

“Children will feel and understand the story being told through expression, movement, body language and musical phrasing,” says Todd Rosenlieb, company director. “Because we explore the story first, the kids will be enchanted, and it’s as entertaining for adults as it is for children.”

Ticket cost: Family Ticket (two adults and children), $27, $22 for JCC members; Adult Ticket (Ages 11 and up) $8, $6 for members; Child Ticket (Ages 10 and under) $6, $4 for members.