Teaching kids to “walk tall” through stilt walking and dancing from West African and Caribbean traditions.
About Tad-Poles Stilt Dancing
Tad-Poles is a semester-based arts education program open to all individuals 12+ years of age. It gives participants the opportunity to “Walk Tall” as they dance, do acrobatics, and entertain audiences on stilts.
- Create an appreciation of the performing arts and cultural understanding of the arts from other countries
- Cultivate the skills of imagination and collaboration
- Encourage good health through joyful physical activity
- Offer opportunities to build confidence through community performances
- Connect participants to enriching educational experiences with guest artists from around the world
The Tad-Poles Mission is to: foster cultural pride and encourage tolerance and collaboration, give children in underserved communities the opportunity to experience the arts free of charge and encourage good health through joyful physical activity.
Guest artists from around the world join Amphibian’s Tad-Poles each year to deepen and enrich the educational experience and enhance the impact of performances.
Oleanna Part II
by Chris Cragin Day, directed by Lily Wolff
When Dr. Roark gets a request from one of her students to go over his essay after class, she readies herself for the usual one-on-one writing tutoring that she’s excelled at her entire career. But when they meet in her office, she finds that he’s there for very different reasons and she’s thrown into a political battle that threatens to ruin her career entirely.
through a glass darkly
by Erin Malone Turner, directed by Sky Williams
It’s summertime in 1980s southern Louisiana when a group of ardent camp counselors discover alternate dimensions within the campground’s forest. This play uses science fiction and New Orleans-based Black history to explore emerging into adulthood, enjoying romance amidst a crushing loss, and how sorrow can take root into terrains as well as hearts. How can we keep sight of what we owe each other?