Ruthanne designed and directed the new Zoozapalooza progam of storytelling, music and giant puppets for the Philadelphia Zoo. Come to the Philadelphia Zoo and see a giant turtle, beautiful loon, a brave beaver, a beautiful giant luna moth, an exotic rainbow trout and more colorful giant puppets. Meet Giant Nanapush too! Join the drumming! Dance with the animals!
A Lenape Folk Tale comes to life with the help of the audience. This show can be seen twice a day at the Zoo. All children get their very own animal puppet. Don't miss this colorful puppetry extravaganza. Contact the Philadelphia Zoo for more information and directions.
Ruthanne and a giant butterfly puppet, 100 hundred flower fairy puppets, a giant moon goodess, little moon flower fairies and Kevin O'Brien on fiddle will arrive to the Enchanted Woods at Winterthur Garden's Enchanted Summer Festival Event on June 25. Blue Rose Moon and Little Birdie will present fairy lore, flower and fauna lore from around the world. You won't want to miss Kevin O'Brien on fiddle and our whimisical collection of enchanting songs. Come dance with the fairies, tour the fairy cottages, chase the bubbles, sing along to beautiful songs and stroll the magical Enchanted Woods. A perfect summer day. Contact Winterthur.org for more information and directions. Shows on June 25th are at 11:00 and 2:30.
Ruthanne just completed an artist in residency project with the Community Arts Parternship at the University of Pennsylvania. NEXT..........She will be conducting a giant puppet building, shadow puppetry, fairy crafts, costumes and masks as part of a residency at The Arts of Stockton, New Jersey. A final performance will be held on June 19. She will be teaching a summer theater workskshop at Cheltenham Arts Center. Several spaces left.
Coming in July....Ruthanne created the Garden of Eden for local filmmaker Micheal Zuberav's new film. She also created puppets and magical animals. Frank Burns of Blue Rose Moon created the set. The set is beyond DREAMY!!!!! Micheal's last several films recieved much attention at the International Film Festival, Philadelphia, PA. Micheal's father has recieved several awards for his musical scores for several of Micheal's films. Stay tuned for more information on the film. The Garden of Eden set...........a room created within a room.... will remain at the Bala Arts....and will become an enchanting setting for classes and workshops to be offered this summer.
Blue Rose Moon and Little Birdie will bring a program of old timey music, folk theater, dance and puppetry to HERITAGE DANCE FESTIVAL, September 25. Go to heritagedancefestival.com for more information.
Blue Rose Moon has been selected to perform at the Black Sheep Puppetry Festival in Pittsburgh, PA. October 21st and 22nd. Go to blacksheeppuppet.com for more information. (Appalachian folk tales, shadow puppetry, fiddle, banjo and traditional ballads.)
Don't miss Blue Rose Moon and Kevin O'Brien on fiddle...Ruthanne on banjo uke at The COMMUNITY CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC, ARTS AND THEATER, DOYLESTOWN, PA. (OCTOBER 15).....Appalachain ballads, haunting stories, shadow puppetry and more. For more information go to communityconservatory.org
Ruthanne and Kevin O'Brien are working on a CD of children's folk stories and songs form around the world...with lot's of fiddle, banjo uke, ukulele, whimisical instruments and drums.
More information to come.
Blue Rose Moon heads to Germany for research on Christmas folk lore, music, stories and customs. A collection of old German stories and music to come!
BLUE ROSE MOON and Littlle Birdie HAS A NEW SEASON OF EXCITING NEW SHOWS COMING TO THE BALA ARTS CENTER and other venus. SEE THE BELOW FOR INFORMATION. THE BALA ARTS CENTER IS A NEW ARTS CENTER FOCUSING ON INNOVATIVE NEW WORKS, FOLK ARTS AND FAMILY THEATER. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RECIEVE ONE OF THE BALA ARTS BROCHURES FOR SHOWS, CLASSES, WORKHOPS AND SPECIAL EVENTS CALL 215 - 871-7537 WITH YOUR MAILING ADDRESS AND/OR EMAIL ADDRESS. BROCHURES AVAIABLE SOON.
BALA ARTS CENTER
314 LEVERING MILL ROAD
BALA CYNWYD, PA
(UNITED METHODIST EDUCATIONAL THEATER BUILDING.)
215 - 871-7537
Blue Rose Moon and Little Birdie will be performing at Musikfest 17th and 18th. go to www.musikfest.org for more information. Little Birdie will be performing an eclectic mix of Early Jazz, Old Timey Tunes, Rural American Music, Blues, Folk and quirky children's songs. Kevin O'Brien on fiddle, ukulele, banjo uke, percussion and vocals. Frank Basile on vocals, guitar and banjo. Kim Basile on fiddle. Ruthanne E. Ankney ...vocals, banjo uke, mandolin and ukulele. Little Birdie will also be performing at the Appalachian String Band Festival (Clifftop) West Virginia ....August 6 and 7. Catch them at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival too!!
www.musikfest.org. Bethlehem, PA.