The Party in the Sky
A Festa no Céu by Antonio Rocha
Turtle had a dream, and that was attending the big Party in the Sky. As unlikely as that was, Turtle persevered, never gave up and made many friends along the way. You will root for Turtle in the journey to realizing its dreams, and learn that nothing is impossible with the help of family and friends.
Bilingual in English and Portuguese.
Educa Brazil, 36pp. Hardcover.
Ages 5+. Illustrations by Cedrick
This is a 40 minute VHS or DVD featuring three Brazilian folktales and some mime work through Antonio’s unique blend of verbal narrative and movement. It is sure to entertain and educate both young and adults.
1- The Party in the Sky, a brazilian tale.
2- Excuse the Spider, patomime.
3- The Boy and the Firefly, a brazilian tale.
4- The Chrysalis, pantomime.
5- Ape on the loose., pantomime.
6- The Deer and The Jaguar share a house, a brazilian tale.
An Understanding Beyond Our Own contains both universal tales and personal narratives from Antonio’s Brazilian background, beliefs and travel experiences. With his celebrated and unique fusion of mime and verbal narrative, Antonio delivers stories that not only reflects his past, but also a way into the now and future.
Here are some eloquent words from Jay O’Callahan about the DVD:
“ What wonderful work! I loved the stories. Antonio is so graceful, his voice and characters are alive and compelling. His DVD is fun, fascinating, intimate and masterful”. Jay O’ Callahan – Master Storyteller, NEA Recipient, NSN Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient.