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Yasuni: Dances from the Rainforest

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In 2012 and 2013 concert guitarist and composer Susan McDonald traveled by canoe deep into the Ecuadorian Amazon, accompanied by her guitar and her Kichwa guide, in order to film wildlife and to compose music inspired by the sights and sounds of the world's most bio-diverse region. 

The resulting creation is her new 
Animal BalletYasuni: Dances from the Rainforest, in which the animals featured in the video, which is projected onto a big screen, are the "dancers" and she is their "orchestra."

Combining folk rhythms with themes taken from the sounds of birdsinsects and amphibians,   the music ranges from  ethereal to boisterous and takes the listener into a rare and fragile world whose mysteries are hidden from modern civilization.

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Now Booking 2016-2017 Season 
                  
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Texas presenters may be eligible for Texas Commission on the Arts funding

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