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.
Tad-Poles Spring Semester
BY ROGER CALDERON, DIRECTED BY EMILY SCOTT BANKS
Presenting a first-read of Roger Calderon’s play, Iron Henry, inspired by the Brothers Grimm fairy tale “The Frog-King, or Iron Henry.” Revolving around a grieving royal courtier who must find a way to move forward after his best friend’s disappearance.
Take My Milk for Gall
BY LEELA VELAUTHAM, DIRECTED BY ILLANA STEIN
Presenting a first-read of Leela Velautham’s play, Take My Milk for Gall, a prequel to Shakespeare’s Macbeth, charting the breakdown of the Macbeths’ relationship as they fail to produce an heir.