Performing Ana y su sombra
Led by Jacobs School of Music faculty coach Kimberly Carballo, and as a community partner in service learning for Indiana University students, ROK’s goal is two-fold: to introduce area children to opera through engaging first experiences as audience members, and to give developing professional musicians an opportunity to hone their performance skills. The musicians donate their preparation and performance time, and ROK provides free performances and curriculum guides to K-12 students.
ROK has been enthusiastically received in many of the area elementary, middle, and high schools as well as public libraries and homeschool groups, hospitals, and community centers. As cuts to education and the arts have become increasingly drastic, schools in particular are eager to take advantage of this opportunity for their students that comes at no cost to the school system.
About Ana y su sombra
As the second for-kids commission by ROK, Ana y su sombra presented its world-premiere peformance in Bedford, Indiana in September 2013. Composed by notable Mexican composer Gabriela Ortiz with libretto by Mónica Sánchez, this opera has been presented for eighteen K-5 schools groups throughout south-central Indiana.
Brief synopsis: Ana is the daughter of diplomats, and she hides herself away out of terrible homesickness for Mexico. Her shadow wants to get out in the world where they are living; they part ways over the disagreement, and have to figure out if they can live separately or how to reconcile.
Indiana University invites proposals for workshops to be held at the15th annual Indiana Latino Leadership Conference. The conference will be held on March 1, 2014 at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. The mission of the Indiana Latino Leadership Conference is to celebrate the uniqueness of Latino students in a forum by students for students. This forum seeks to cultivate the exchange of idea, values, and beliefs in order to promote scholarship, leadership development, participation and empowerment of Indiana’s college and high school Latinos. This year’s theme is “Looking Back, Looking Ahead.”
We must learn from the past in order to plan for the future. Workshops should examine historical contexts that have shaped our community as well as the present state of Latinos and projections for the future. Examples may include: immigration experiences, policies, assimilation, and Latino potential in various sectors.
Each proposal postmarked no later than January 9, 2014 are guaranteed for the review process. Please submit a written proposal to: ILLC Workshops, Indiana University-La Casa, 715 E 7th St, Bloomington, IN 47408 or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please contact Alfredo Rangel at email@example.com.