Blue Beads & Blueberries (2018-2019)
Filled with music and mischief, disguises and dancing, this Métis retelling of a classic story will delight audiences of all ages. Everyone is invited to listen with their ears and their hearts.
French-Irish-Métis playwright Erin Macklem has adapted Cap-o-Rushes, an early version of the fairy-tale Cinderella story, for students of today. Both tender and funny, this performance supports all the Big Ideas of the revised curriculum that Story Theatre usually incorporates into its work, along with elements of the K-5 Physical and Health Education. It also provides opportunities to explore Social Studies Education especially around the First Peoples and Indigenous knowledge.
“As Dr. Christopher Horsethief said, ‘Learning for us (Ktunaxa) is not putting things in our heads – it’s about putting things in our hearts.’ Blue Beads and Blueberries is in our hearts. Thank You for sharing your story with us.”
— Ronalie James, AESW Aboriginal Education SD5 (Southeast Kootenay)
|performers||Nicole Bartosinski, Alex Carroll, Claire Stewart|
|design & construction||Erin Macklem|
|curriculum support||Marty Layne|