Performances & Videos
Performance Programs -Keynotes
Antonio performs tales from around the world with his signature moves and sound effects. This culturally diverse show not only entertains but also addresses matters of communication, self esteem, conflict resolution and respect. Teachers and sponsors can discuss with Antonio repertoire content to better fit curriculum.
Elementary, Middle and High Schools
Take a wild trip into the jungles of Brazil and Africa. Antonio draws from his repertoire of animal tales with an ecological theme and a myriad of fantastic sound effects and signature mime illusions. All stories are selected to cater to the various grade levels.
Elementary and Middle Schools
Under African Skies
Antonio performs tales from around Africa with his signature moves and sound effects. This culturally diverse show showcases Africa’s different landscapes, animals and peoples bring forth not only the diversity of this amazing continent, but also lessons of respect, understanding, justice and more.
Elementary, Middle, High Schools, general audiences and business keynotes.
Featured on PBS -
This PBS show called - Stories from the Stage - features Antonio Rocha closing the evening with a heartfelt, at times funny and above all true story about an impromptu performance for peace he improvised in 1987.
To watch this riveting retelling of the event please click HERE.
You will then have to move the bar to 17:30 of the show.
Thank you -
Welcome to Antonio Rocha's world of comedic and light hearted stories, with realistic sound effects and physical comedy. You will find yourself in a roller coaster ride of the imagination with unique characters facing one of a kind situations. These works have been presented to adult audiences across the US and in 20 other countries. A perfect presentation that can by customized to your event's needs.
Please enjoy this story buy clicking HERE.
General audiences - Special events - Business keynotes
A Slave Ship called Malaga -
The Malaga was a 183 ton brig built in Brunswick, Maine by Joseph Badger in 1832. The ship eventually found itself a part of the already Illegal Transatlantic slave trade. The Malaga Ship Story is a tour de force performance. Using his entire body and voice, Antonio sings, narrates, and mimes his way through this poetically toned historical tale told from the perspective of the ship. The story vividly explores the reality and impact of the slave trade then and now through Antonio’s relationships to Maine and Brazil.
"Antonio Rocha’s performance of Malaga was riveting! Antonio masterfully activates the imagination of the audience using history, mime, and spellbinding characters to tell this tale in a unique and fascinating way. He navigates us through a litany of emotions, and in conclusion we discover that we learn a great deal about history and ourselves." Betsy Heid-Puelle Drama Teacher at Yarmouth HS.
For Video Trailer link please click HERE!
Middle & High Schools -Colleges - Business Keynotes.
Chicken and Crocodile
“Antonio Rocha is a warm, compassionate channeler of important stories who can touch any audience. His stories are meaningful and resonant. He is tender and fierce. He uses every tool at his disposal — his face, his voice, his body — in service of the tale to be told. Most importantly, to me, is his acute awareness of the audience with whom he is working. His stories shift and change to meet them halfway, whoever they are, whatever age they are, whatever mood they bring in the door. He is a master.”
Former Director of Education
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park