Aurora Over the Silk Road

Aurora Over the Silk Road

The Performance:

Bright, handmaid costumes and lively music welcome audiences into the vibrant world of Xinjiang, China, the Heart of the Silk Road, during the performance portion of AOSR.  Beginning with a puppet-show or power-point presentation, the performance is tailored to the age-group of the audience, ensuring each participant understands and engages with the information in an accessible and exciting manner. Following the puppet show/presentation are dance and music performances, which include live Darbuka music and dances from the Xinjiang minorities, including the Uygur, Uzbek, Khazak, Mongol, and Tajik. The performance, which starts AOSR, is an opportunity for audiences to experience the Xinjiang culture in a dynamic, immersive way.

The Workshop: 

Educational workshops follow the performance. The hands-on, travelling stations cover Science, Geography, History, Culture, Arts & Crafts, Dance, and Music. Each participant is given a passport to guide them along their journey.

Past Events: 

June 16th, 2011: Children’s Museum of Guatemala
January 25th/27th, 2012: Miami Children’s Museum(FL)
June 8th, 2012: Young at Art Children’s Museum(FL)
June 23rd, 2012: Explorations V Children’s Museum(FL)
October 5th, 2012: Great Neck Arts Center(NY)
October 8th, 2012: Boston Children’s Museum(MA)
October 9th, 2012: Children’s Museum of New Hampshire (NH)
October 11th, 2012: Stepping Stones Children’s Museum(CT)
October 13th, 2012: Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh(PA)
October 16th, 2012: Port Discovery Children’s Museum(MD)
January 16th, 2013: Miami Beach Senior Center(FL)
January 23rd, 2013: Miami Shores Senior Center(FL)
February 9th, 2013: Zen Village’s Chinese New Year’s Festival(FL)
February 10th, 2013: Golisano Children;s Museum of Naples(FL)
February 23rd, 2013: Grassroots Festival, Zen Village PAVILION(FL)
March 26th, 2013: NAS Key West Youth Center(FL)
June 16th/20th, 2013: National Children’s Museum(DC)
June 17th, 2013: NAS Annapolis (MD)
June 19th, 2013: On Our Own of Prince George’s County(MD)
June 22nd, 2013: Imagin-On(NC)
October 9th/10th, 2013: Scott Air Force Base(IL)
October 11th, 2013: Kohls Children’s Museum(IL)
October 14th, 2013: National Museum of Play at the Strong(NY)
February 1st, 2014: Zen Village’s Chinese New Year Festival(FL)
February 14th, 2014: Miami Children’s Museum(FL)
February 23rd, 2014: Grassroots Festival, Zen Village Pavilion(FL)
March 13th/14th, 2014: Fort Hood Youth Centers(TX)
March 24th, 2014: NAS Key West Youth Center(FL)
March 26th, 2014: Young At Art Children’s Museum(FL)
April 27th, 2016: Fort Meade Youth Center(MD)
July 11th, 2016: Boston Children’s Museum(MA)
July 21st, 2016: Providence Children’s Museum(RI)