Snowflake Family Performance

Public Programs

Snowflake

Snowflake
Family Performance

Created and performed by Gale LaJoye

International Performing Arts for Families

Experience inventive, top-quality performances from around the world, developed by companies and artists that specialize in programs designed for young people and family audiences.

Sat, Apr 29, 2006 10:30 AM

"No words are uttered in Snowflake...but the sounds of joy are immense."—Richmond Times-Dispatch

Recommended for ages 5-12.

A reception with the artist follows the show, as well as a special panel discussion that begins at 1 pm.
In Snowflake, without uttering a single word, American performer Gale LaJoye teaches children to turn sorrow into joy. Using the magic of illusion, he floats in mid-air, breaths life into toys, creates imaginative music, and dances The Nutcracker on skis.

Drawing on experience in theater, in the Japanese art of Kabuki, and in the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey circus (as a clown), LaJoye creates complex, compelling characters who face genuine adversity with humor and hope. In this funny and poignant play about an ingenious homeless man, LaJoye lives up to his international reputation as a unique and inspiring entertainer.

PANEL DISCUSSION
April 29 | 1 PM
Film/Video Theater

Please join us after the performance and reception for a panel discussion on the issues of homelessness evoked in Snowflake and how they connect to realities in our own community. Follow the link below for more information.

Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection closes Dec 31. Don't miss the exhibition artnet named among the world's 25 "must-see shows."

Artists featured in Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

Learn more about the artists represented in Transfigurations at our dedicated website. (Educators will also find curriculum resources to support their K–12 classrooms.)