“We Are What We Eat:” Stories and dance about the food we eat and the systems that feed us

posted Thursday, April 10, 2008        

The Community Food Bank & NEW ARTiculations Dance Theatre Present:

We Are What We Eat
Stories and dance about the food we eat and the systems that feed us

Featuring choreography and dance by NEW ARTiculations artists as well as Tucson community
members who love to eat, cook, grow food, and dance!

3 performances:

Thursday, April 24
5:00 pm
(free, excerpts only)
Santa Cruz River Farmer’s Market (new location)
1390 W. Speedway Blvd.

Saturday, April 26
2:30 pm
Community Food Bank
3003 S. Country Club Rd.

Sunday, April 27
6:00 pm
Tucson Botanical Gardens
2150 N. Alvernon Rd.

Come early to enjoy the gardens, learn about Tucson food organizations,
and sample tasty food. Performance begins at 7:00 pm.
Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Available at Antigone Books,
411 N. 4th Ave. or online at www.newarticulations.org

Information: 405-4138 or 882-6092

About the project:

We Are What We Eat is a collaboration between NEW ARTiculations and the Community Food Security Center of the Community Food Bank. The project uses modern dance and community stories to reveal how food connects us to each other, our environment, and our everyday lives. Through interactive workshops in dance, writing, and discussion, the project has engaged over 100 community participants in a “moving dialogue” about food issues. Participants have included City High School students, Pistor Middle School students, Pima Community College Family Literacy classes, and the public-at-large. Performance material comes directly from community contributions. A dozen community participants will perform with the company.

The project is one in a series of Community Food Bank endeavors utilizing the arts to educate people about their responsibilities as consumers and eaters dependent on a food system. Future projects will include digital storytelling, large-scale public art, literary arts, photography, and music.

We Are What We Eat is supported by the Tucson Pima Arts Council, Punch Woods Endowment Fund, Community Food Bank, NEW ARTiculations, DanceLoft, and many generous individuals.

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