Saturday Jul 14, 2012, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Second Saturday Family Series: Native Plants
Come learn about the different plants that are native to the Connecticut River watershed. Look at the different types of trees, flowers, and plants that can be found in the region. Explore the grounds and exhibits to the different types of plants. Create your very own greenhouse out of everyday materials and plant some of native plants to take home with you!
Associated Group: Discovery Center
Posted by: clegg
KOFEST: A QUEER DIVINE
Saturday Jul 14, 2012, 8:00 PM - 9:15 PM
A QUEER DIVINE is Sara Felder’s whimsical, moving and theatrical reflection on art, aging, grief and revelation. Written and performed by Felder, it was developed with David O’Connor who has directed two of the performer’s shows. In A QUEER DIVINE, Felder ponders, juggles and finally embodies the facts of her existence: She likes art, she can’t dance and people she loves are going to die. Using her signature style of integrating circus shtik and object-play with personal narrative, Sara explores transitions – between birth and death, between Brooklyn and Manhattan, between ballet and modern. As her mother lays dying, Sara remembers dance class, subway rides and theater lobbies where she stumbles upon life lessons about commerce, class, race and growing old. A QUEER DIVINE also examines the role of audience and artist, and the communal act of performance. There might also be a trip to the ballet.
Sara Felder is a solo theater artist, playwright, juggling diva, trickster and activist. As one reviewer has noted, "Calling Sara Felder a juggler is a little like referring to Michelangelo as that guy who painted ceilings."
She began performing as a juggler with the Pickle Family Circus in 1984, and has created five solo shows and three multi-actor plays over the years since then. Her solo plays June Bride and Out of Sight have been performed at the Ko Festival to great acclaim. They continue to tour.
She is at work on a new piece, Melancholy A Comedy. Felder has toured Cuba and Nicaragua with Jugglers for Peace, Europe with the Klezmatics, and Ft. Lauderdale with Joel Grey’s Borscht Capades. Felder has taught juggling to inmates at San Quentin through the Cal. Arts Council and has been honored with many awards and fellowships.
Felder teaches performance at the Berkeley Repertory Theater and the Marsh in San Francisco, and will be teaching a workshop here at the Ko Festival this summer.
Felder fiercely believes in the power of humor and laughter to help dive into the most difficult, controversial and provocative issues. She lives in Oakland, CA with her partner Dev, a rabbi, and their son, Jesse, a middle-school filmmaker and Calvin & Hobbes maven.
When not performing or teaching, she enjoys playing the ancient game of Go on her post-modern phone. Learn more about her work at www.sarafelder.com.
All performances take place in Amherst College’s accessible, air-conditioned Holden Theater on the Amherst College campus. The theater is located just behind the Admissions Office off of S. Pleasant Street in Amherst, MA. Plenty of close, free parking.
Unless otherwise noted, tickets $20 Adults / $16 Students & Seniors. Call about a very limited number of $8 tix. Tickets and further information are available at www.kofest.com or by calling box office phone: (413) 542-3750.
Associated Group: Local Entertainment
Posted by: kofest