it´s been a while since you´ve heard from us, but we haven´t been lazy in the meantime.
Not only are we woking on our new website and prepare for our concert in Minden but also are we getting ready for our two-week tour in China. We will perform in Beijing, Shanghai and Boatou. For this special occasion we arranged a special song which turns out to be a challenge even to the lovers of foreign languages in our group: it´s a chinese song about the jasmine flower. Take a listen to get a first impression.
We will be back soon with pictures, songs and impressions … and some jasmine flowers hopefully.
Three and a half weeks, one Arts Conference, 27 schools in 10 days, almost 10.000 kids, several concerts and workshops: our fall-tour through Wisconsin, Arizona and Florida has now come to an end. And even if you multiply and sum up all the numbers mentioned above it would definitely be more than the sum of its parts given all the lasting impressions and great experiences we made during our stay here in the US.
For the best part of this tour we were artists in residence invited by the Dubuque Arts Council and we are more than happy that our 31st trip to the USA turned out be real special as you can also see in our pictures. Now we are on our way back home and after so many burgers, cookies, sunshine and peanut butter we are really looking forward to grain bread, sparkling mineral water and … fall!
Just about a week ago we started this year´s almost 4-week fall-tour in the US. Here comes a quick report from Dubuque, Iowa: Invited by the Arts Council we are currently artists in residence holding masterclasses in 27 different schools all over the region within a two-week period. No matter if pre-school kids or middle school students up to grade 7 and 8: we are having great fun with all of them and it´s incredible to experience their overwhelming energy and enthusiasm in our interactive parts...
By the way: this picture was taken at 9:45 in the morning. And one might note that this was already our second masterclass of the day! Well, just as they say: the early bird gets the worm...