Eluxolweni Boys Home meets IS 52!

"International cultural exchange is impossible--
therefore we must try."

-Tadashi Suzuki

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Our South African Pen Pals

Today we received our first photos of the boys at Eluxolweni Boys Home.

The boys wrote that in this photo, they are
dancing and singing for us!


Some images from our rehearsals. This shows us working on a dance, writing our script, and using improv to figure out the best staging.

Our Self Portraits

We took photos that represented aspects of ourselves. We explored ideas and images that best represent who we are. What side of me do you think I was representing?




Responses from the South African boys

We got our first responses!!

Ayanda's response to Giancarlos' poem:

Afika's response to Sinny:
We were blown away by the artistic talent in these drawings!

From Baxolele to Ashley:
From Aphelele to Escarla:
The slideshow of all the letters to IS 52 and James Baldwin!

Letters to Eluxolweni Boys Home

We wrote our first letters to Africa! We're excited to start this exchange with the boys from South Africa. We have no idea what to expect.

From Giancarlos:

From Sinny:
From Nelly:
From Escarla:

Click here to see a slideshow with all the letters!