Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Everyday, everyday, that's the theme this year, a (perhaps-too-briefly) considered notion for routine application, producing anticipated and unanticipated effects - direct and side...
but, hey, Everyday = All We Got, and that's surely and enough-of-the-time quite a bit, and for us here at Verde it means that we continue slouching toward some greater something or other
So, here's some fun that we had, not that very long ago in someone's perspective, tho we've certainly experienced 4 things per day each and everyday since then so maybe it's been a lot longer than that, depending on the shoes you wore during those 67...
On January 17th, we participated in a sunday matinee by Portland's own Teatro Milagro. Informed by Spanish and Latin American art and artists, Miracle's signature works celebrate the vibrancy of Latino aesthetic, blending movement, dance, and music with poetic language to create visually stunning and visceral theatrical experiences.
The original production, El Ultimo, explored issues of environment, culture, race and class, set in South America. Teatro Milagro approached us about participating in a bilingual environmental fair in their lobby, after the show - they didn't have to ask us twice, and we called our partners at Friends of Trees, Hacienda CDC, and SOLV to participate in the fair with us, and we bought tickets (graciously discounted by Teatro Milagro) and arranged transportation for more than a dozen participants in Hacienda CDC's Expresiones program, an after-school program for middle school students living on Hacienda CDC's affordable housing properties. 82 people attended the show and the fair...
Check out the scene:
Mapuche Forest Spirits
TM Actor Omar Vargas
Verde Outreach Worker Pedro Moreno
Pedro with Expresiones students, sharing information on Verde's activities and the connection between protecting the environment and making a good living