Directed by renowned movement theater artist James Donlon and performed by Boxtales Theatre Company, this imaginative production explores the rich folklore and mythology of seafaring peoples from all over the globe. The stories include Raven and the Man Who Sits on the Tide from the Northwest Native tradition; Sealskin Soulskin, an amalgamation of selkie (seal people) stories from the Inuit, Icelandic, Siberian, and Celtic traditions; Sinbad the Sailor from One Thousand and One Arabian Nights; and the Greek myth Dionysus and the Pirate Ship. Complementing these mythical tales is an introduction to the tradition of sea chanteys, songs sung by working sailors from the Irish, New England, and African American/Afro Caribbean traditions.
Core Audience: Grades K-6
Curriculum Connections: Theatre, Music, Communication, Social Studies (Pacific Northwest Native History, Greece, World Cultures, World Geography), Coast Salish Tribal Education, Language Arts (Literature-Based, Reading and Literacy), Science (Earth Science, Oceanography)