Artists Building Capacity as World Citizens are delighted with the achievement of a significant milestone in the Choral Tales Project, the filming of the first three tales in the project.
Ludwig Tuman, the project’s founder and artistic director, wrote,
“We are excited to announce that on April 29, years of preparation bore fruit in a single, wonderful day when the first Choral Tales works were successfully filmed. It was a joy and privilege to engage and work with so many wonderful people, to see so much talent and experience all in one place! Musicians, choreographers, dancers, audio and film teams – some 60 artists in all – traveled from Long Beach and Los Angeles to Oxnard College to film the first Choral Tales pieces.
Choral director, Dr. Jonathan Talberg, led the renowned Chamber Choir of California State University, Long Beach. The music was composed by Ludwig, based on text by collaborating poet and author, Shirin Sabri. Choreography was by Sherene Melania (previously filmed), Anindo Marshall, and Jingqui Guan. The pieces performed and filmed were “The Happy Man’s Shirt,” “The Cat’s Protector,” and “Lord of the Cranes” – based on folk tales from Scotland/UK, Tanzania, and China.”