Community Engagement

BOUNCE The basketball opera - lexington, KY

nov 2017

Animal Tales - toms river, nJ

Mar 2017

Ardea Arts in partnership with The Garden State Philharmonic presented the World Concert Premiere of ANIMAL TALES at The Jay & Linda Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Audiences drowned into a world of animals and the lessons learned when we seek out new adventures. A professional orchestra and guest vocalists raised the curtain on a new family favorite that speaks to the child in all of us through narrative, orchestral music and operatic tones. 


JUN 2016

Ardea Arts presented Showcase Performances of BOUNCE The Basketball Opera at Paerdegat Park in East Flatbush, Brooklyn in June, 2016. BOUNCE The Basketball Opera  is grounded in pressing issues facing today’s audiences.  Pairing diverse casting with a fresh approach to arts engagement, local high school students working along side seasoned professionals are integrated into the production using the powerful medium of basketball. They become the basketball players, the cheerleaders and Flight’s classmates and teammates. Local and national community leaders also play a number of the adult roles.

3 Astronauts - RIO GRANDE THEATER, Las Cruces, NM

OCT 2014

THE THREE ASTRONAUTS is an opera-music-dance tone poem for family audiences, performed in four languages – American, Russian, Chinese and Martian. Based on an extraordinary picture book for all ages by Umberto Eco and Eugenio Carmi, it is a moving, simple and thoughtful metaphor about enemies, friendships and alliances between and among people and nations. An international creative team brings to life this gentle tale about our need- in this world or any other- for understanding and communication across cultural and language barriers.

BOUNCE- Kaiser Park, Brooklyn, NY

Sep 2014

Ardea Arts in partnership with the City Parks Foundation presented Bounce: The Basketball Performance Event for children age 10-18 and their families, at Kaiser Park in Coney Island, Brooklyn on Sunday, September 14, 2010. Kids enjoyed a ball handling workshop, a performance of words and music by noted performers, and got the chance to be filmed showing off their basketball skills and expressing their creativity. 

CAT - Southampton, ny

Aug 2010

Family Opera Initiative was ecstatic to present the pre-premiere of the opera-musical Cat: The Missing Tale in Southampton, NY at August, 2010.  Cat: The Missing Tale was created for children ages 4-10. The fourth annual “Opera and Ice Cream” benefit performance hosted by Family Opera Initiative took place at the Parrish Art Museum on August 5, 2010.  This event gives children an opportunity to learn selected songs from the show, watch the performance then enjoy ice cream from Sip ‘N Soda.

ANIMAL TALES - Long Island city, ny

Oct 2005