Transformation – Waiting for Answers at High Desert Music Hall

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Explore themes of transformation through dance and story with Renee Gonzalez.

This is an in-person program.

Is music one of your best friends? Come and feel the music move you as elemental rhythms provoke a curiosity of spring’s growing spirit. Mother Earth’s rivers, waterfalls, oceans and forests constantly illustrate that change is constant. Can we interpret, discover and enjoy within our life’s cyclical themes of change? How does stillness, silence and sound teach you to listen for answers often offered to your questions in nature? Renee will encompass this theme of transformation, personal and integrative, through a dialogue of expressive movements, traditional and contemporary.

Renee Gonzalez grew up in Los Angeles and Orange County, California. She studied in Colima, Mexico, and then completed a bilingual cross-cultural language internship through California State University Fullerton. She taught elementary school in Santa Ana, on the Pala reservation, and in a dual language program in San Clemente. In 2007, Renee and her family moved to Bend and she began teaching English language development and mainstream classes at Jewell. She also taught in the dual immersion program at Bear Creek Elementary for six years. Now Renee is inspired to develop a culturally responsive arts-integrated curriculum for LCA’s Raices program and Amiguitos summer club. She studied Intercultural Communications at Humboldt State University in Arcata, Calif., and Arts Integration into the Curriculum through Lesley University.

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