Performed Jataka Fables, Franklin Park Art Grove

Sun Aug 9 Performed Jataka Fables and facilitated community theater play on site for Franklin Park Art Grove

Video from fable “Parrot and the Burning Tree” below.

Photos by Dey Hernandez, Michal Shapiro and Gretjen Helene Photography

“Parrot and the Burning Tree”

The story of this song is that of a brave little parrot who lived in a forest that caught fire. All the birds and the animals of the forest were fleeing. But the brave little parrot could not to flee. She came and sat on the tree with whom she lived all her life. The story tells the conversation between the bird and the tree.

The story was first performed and then audiences in the form of other forest creatures (aided by masks handed out) were facilitated through community theater to help problem solve the sitution.

Performer, original song: Pampi
Tabla: Michael Dwan Singh

Video recording by producer Loreto Paz Ansaldo