Our World Project
The Our World Project, directed by Larry Heimgartner, is a collection of thirty minute plays which are designed to focus on social ills and the difficult, confusing and sometimes disturbing problems facing today's youth. The plays give voice to a wide range of subjects and include inspirational moments, meant to stimulate and encourage discussion. The aim of the project is to educate young people, make them aware of the world around them, open difficult discussions and empower the next generation to go out and make changes in the world where change is needed.
Since 2015, Nova Grace Productions has been collaborating with Heimgartner on several of these plays, using dance, along side spoken word, as a non-verbal tool for communication and expression.
A Glimpse into Our World of Dance is just one of these plays. It takes the audience on a journey through a dancers life, telling a story of hard work and determination, inspiring young people to have big dreams and goals. The play has toured schools, colleges and dance schools in Los Angeles, California and well as the UK and beyond.
"...let us be the dream weavers ... the shapers of tomorrow ...
with all its wonder and hope ... power and magic"
Larry W. Heimgartner
Another collaboration is Our World XVII: Shadows which broaches the topic of mental health and particularly depression and suicide. For more details about this project, click here to follow a link through to the page.
Taken at Dana Middle School and POLA High School, LA Oct '15