SMALL STEPS, TINY REVOLUTIONS (2008)
Length: 23 minutes
Music: Steven Sametz, “Small Steps, Tiny Revolutions”
Lighting: David Finley
Costumes: Drew Francis
Sets: Drew Francis
Small Steps, Tiny Revolutions is a family ballet inspired by Deborah Sacarakis’s poem of a young boy, his dream to dance, and his father’s disapproval. Through the work, the boy follows his imagination into the “land of the shapes,” and his father’s search to find him and understand his son’s passion shows the transforming power of love. Small Steps actively involves local students in the creative process through a series of workshops, giving them a special opportunity to perform on stage with professional dancers.
“Skillfully incorporated child dancers with adult performers to create a charming and inspiring evening.”
– Kathy Lauer-Williams, The Morning Call
Small Steps, Tiny Revolutions was commissioned by Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, with support from Kathryn Dyer, Just Born, Inc., The Morning Call, The Rider-Pool Foundation, Heather Rodale, Deborah Sacarakis, John Sakarakis, Marc and Susan Vengrove, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support was provided by the Fund for New Works, a Kenneth French Legacy.