Tuesday, November 25, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

‘Call of the Wolf’ is an Earth Day celebration

By
From page A4 | April 22, 2014 |

0422 wolf2W

The Ecokinesis Dance Company and Crane Culture Theater will perform "Call of the Wolf" on Sunday. Bruce Patt Courtesy photo

Learn more

What: “Call of the Wolf”: an Earth Day celebration

When: 2:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27

Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St., Davis

Admission: $10 adults, $5 children

Preregister: at www.cooldaviscallofthewolf.eventbrite.com

Info: info@cooldavis.org

Local residents can enter a wolf’s world at an Earth Day presentation of “Call of the Wolf,” featuring a performance of “Journey,” the story of a lone wolf that crossed into California as told in original poetry, dance and music.

Professional storyteller Tom Wade will accompany the performance, presented by Cool Davis, with “Stories from the Wolf’s Den.” The event, which is suitable for ages 9 and older, will run from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St.

A donation of $10 adults and $5 for children is suggested.

With Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor as the master of ceremonies, the Earth Day gathering also includes the presentation of the Cool Davis 2014 Eco-Hero and Climate Solution Awards to individuals and groups that have made significant efforts to reduce their carbon footprints in the areas of transportation, consumption or building efficiency. City Council members Rochelle Swanson and Lucas Frerichs will present the awards. A reception will follow.

Jim Zanetto sets his expectations high when it comes to Cool Davis events. He says, “Last year I really enjoyed Stan Robinson’s Earth Day presentation on the life of John Muir, pointing out Muir’s techniques for effective environmental advocacy. This April, I’m looking forward to another great program, this time on the grey wolf, and hoping to come away with new insights on our relationship to the natural world.”

People who spend time with wolves often are impressed by their friendliness and playfulness. Wade brings this side of wolves to life, sharing tales of their generosity, intelligence and uncanny intuition.

The Ecokinesis Dance Company and Crane Culture Theater offer the compelling story of a young male Oregon wolf, dubbed OR-7, who won worldwide fame while trekking across mountains, deserts and highways looking for a mate.

Author and producer Bruce Forman explains his vision of the work: “While the poem chronicles the challenging journey of OR-7 into California, it seeks to shift attitudes, and inspire compassion and advocacy. As a performance, the weave of dance and music elevates the intimacy and drama of this wolf’s life. I want the audience to feel as if they are the wolf.”

Sonja Brodt choreographed the dance in which Brodt (OR-7) and Lindsay Rubin (everyone else the wolf encounters) perform to the haunting percussion and flute music of Meri Superak.

While Forman narrates the story, their dance captures the experience of the wolf with all the grace, cunning, exuberance, weariness, loneliness and triumph of a solitary wolf making his way in the wild. The audience is lifted to a new understanding of survival.

“I wanted to capture what I imagine it is like to be a wild animal, especially an apex predator like a wolf,” Brodt says. “I wanted to show both the natural confidence and grace of an animal in its element, and the apprehension and fear it might feel in threatening situations. We also made a conscious effort to portray human influences on wolves in California.”

2013 Eco-Hero Diane Swann helped select this year’s award winners.

“The nice thing about receiving an Eco-Hero award is that it lends visibility to your cause,” she said. “People listen to you and momentum builds.

“My award was for intercity bicycling to Sacramento, and the recognition helped me raise awareness for the need to improve the route. This year I enjoyed selecting new recipients. … The variety and extent of people’s efforts is something in which our community should take pride.”

Given his commitment to biking and his concerns about climate change, John Swann is unabashedly enthusiastic about the awards.

“The Cool Davis Awards is a great event that recognizes people who are making a difference by their actions,” he said. “These people deserve our admiration and support and I appreciate Cool Davis for providing this opportunity to honor those who are setting a good example for all of us.”
Judy Moores, Cool Davis president, urges all to listen to the warning words from Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change upon the release of its April 1 report: “No one on this planet will be untouched by climate change.”

Moores adds, “Earth Day is more important each year. Consider Chief Seattle’s words, ‘The Earth does not belong to us. We belong to the Earth.’ How we choose to live impacts our own health, the lives of all living things, and the climate and life systems of our planet. Earth Day reminds us to count our blessings and take time to re-evaluate our relationship with our planet.”
Guests are invited to a reception in honor of both the performers and the award recipients. There will be opportunities to sign up as a Cool Home, or browse the action tables for ways to address climate change.
Guests who walk, bike or ride the bus earn a chance to win a cool prize.

Comments

comments

  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • .

    News

    Adopt a family for the holidays

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A1

     
    ‘The Nutcracker’ magic returns to Vets’ Theater

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A1 | Gallery

    UC students leave campuses in protest

    By Wire and staff reports | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    As snow fades, California ski resorts are left high and very dry

    By New York Times News Service | From Page: A1 | Gallery

    Downtown lights up at annual holiday open house

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    Arraignment date set for ex-Woodland firefighter

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A2

    Pets of the week

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A2 | Gallery

     
    Pre-holiday market opens at noon

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A2

    Ferguson businesses torched in overnight protests

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2 | Gallery

     
    Candlelight vigil set tonight

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A2

     
    No hazardous waste collection after Thanksgiving

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

    LCI marks 50 years with special service

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Lower American River expert speaks to local fly-fishers

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4 | Gallery

    Enterprise observes holiday hours

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Give blood and get a free movie ticket

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Learn how to accommodate low-vision readers

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Wolks share their unique perspective on Davis

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

     
    Are eggs safer from backyard chickens?

    By Trina Wood | From Page: A5 | Gallery

    Lohse’s ballet students present ‘The Nutcracker’

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A6

     
    .

    Forum

    Wait, which one is Tom?

    By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

     
    This is getting expensive

    By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

    Tom Meyer cartoon

    By Debbie Davis | From Page: A8

     
    Tom Elias: Who needs a political party?

    By Tom Elias | From Page: A8

    Green beans aren’t the only ‘green’ this Thanksgiving

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8

     
    Protect our migratory corridors

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A8

    Sit back, watch the spectacle

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A8

     
    Behavior reflects on coaches, parents

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A8

    .

    Sports

    Season’s over, but UCD is still making news on the pitch

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Wildhorse women’s group more than just golf

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1

    Just like that, Classic turns Causeway Catastrophe

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Lots of Aggie basketball at The Pavilion this week

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    .

    Features

    .

    Arts

    DHS Madrigals plan traditional English winter celebration

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

     
    B Street Theatre presents ‘Spinning Into Light’

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9 | Gallery

     
     
    .

    Business

    .

    Obituaries

    .

    Comics

    Comics: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 (set 1)

    By Creator | From Page: B5

     
    Comics: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 (set 2)

    By Creator | From Page: B7