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Day de Dada does Aesop at West Fest 2016

September 27, 2016

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Westerleigh Folk Festival Staten Island’s original Roots Music Festival . Saturday September 24, 2016  / West Fest 2016

“Day de Dada does Aesop”

Day de Dada Performance Art Collective creates video reenactments of Aesop’s Fables.  Audience members are invited to reenact the story of the “Ant and the Grasshopper” with props and costumes supplied, no acting experience necessary!

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The Ant and the Grasshopper

IN a field one summer’s day a Grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing to its heart’s content. An Ant passed by, bearing along with great toil an ear of corn he was taking to the nest.
“Why not come and chat with me,” said the Grasshopper, “instead of toiling and moiling in that way?”
“I am helping to lay up food for the winter,” said the Ant, “and recommend you to do the same.”
“Why bother about winter?” said the Grasshopper; “we have got plenty of food at present.” But the Ant went on its way and continued its toil. When the winter came the Grasshopper had no food, and found itself dying of hunger, while it saw the ants distributing every day corn and grain from the stores they had collected in the summer.

Then the Grasshopper knew:
“IT IS BEST TO PREPARE FOR THE DAYS OF NECESSITY.”

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