Your Ah Haa Moment: Spooktacular Wrap Up And Sally Davis

Spook_tio In communities around the world like Telluride, 350.org day celebrations on October 24 represented a giant step in raising global and government awareness about the realities of climate change and the need to cap carbon emissions to 350 parts per million starting yesterday.

The Ah Haa School for the Arts played a major role locally that day by hosting two big events: the school's annual family day, Spooktacular was the first. Over 45 kids and parents showed up to make Halloween crafts like spooky spiders and trick-or-treat bags. Many of the craft projects involved repurposing and recycling and like magic, egg cartons and CDs turned into cool flying bats and jack o' lantern magnets.

At the end of the day, 350.org events culminated at the Ah Haa School for a community potluck, when around 30 people brought secret recipes to share, including many of the contenders for Town Council: Glider Bob, Chris Myers, Brian Werner, Lulu Hunt to name a few.

Sally Davis

Sally_davis Sally Davis received a B.A. in sculpture in 1976 from the San Francisco Art Institute, where she also pursued studies in mime, painting, music, and East Indian dance. Today she works as a musician, theater director, video artist, and arts educator in Telluride, and communities around the world. In Telluride, Davis' regular gigs include The Mudd Butts Mystery Theater Troupe, Circus Holus Bolus and Moving Mountain Theater in Telluride, under the auspices of the Telluride Academy. Davis also conducts story theater and visual arts workshops at the Ah Haa School for the Arts, where she is a member of the Artists' Circle. She sits on the board of the Telluride Institute, which honored her with its Visionary Award.

On Thursdays, beginning November 5 with Story Theater for 4 & 5 year olds and Thunder Theater for 6 to 8 year olds, Sally Davis will open her trunks full of colorful costumes, fabrics, props, and musical instruments, roll up her sleeves and work her very special brand of magic.

Her schedule is as follows:  

Thunder Theater
Ages 6-8
November 5 – December 17  |  six weeks
Thursdays  |  3:30-4:30PM  

This theater workshop is for those who like to play express and explore. Jump in for wildly creative ride with actor/director Sally Davis. Theater games, improvisation, character work, creative movement and music are just a few of the things that will be offered. The focus is on self-expression and fun with no final performance pressure.  Don’t be shy…it will be a blast!

Story Theater
Ages 4-5
November 5 – December 17  |  six weeks
Thursdays  |  2 – 3PM

Sally Davis returns to Ah Haa with her trunks full of colorful costumes, fabrics, props and musical instruments. Under Sally’s guidance, children learn the basics of performance while having a fun time bringing new and old stories to life. Each child will play many roles: birds, rivers, storms, tricksters, clowns—the sky is the limit. Story Theater builds language, music, and movement skills and sparks the imagination. A story well told, never grows old.

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