Milagro Touring & Arts Education Programs for schools embraces a cradle to career approach in arts education. As members of the Coalition of Communities of Color, the OYE Sexual Health Coalition and an Oregon Arts Commission model of best practices, Milagro’s educational bilingual plays address a broad range of themes that include socioeconomic disparities, racism, environmental and health related inequity and loss of culture. Through workshops and residencies, Milagro engages students from elementary through college to foster self-determination, wellness and cultural pride.
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The Teatro Milagro Touring Company is composed of four teaching artists that perform in all the programs, and lead workshops and residencies. Teatro Milagro has created a unique bilingual culturally specific curriculum called UNIDAD, which shares a holistic approach to student centered learning focused on health and wellbeing, in four units of self, family, community, and environment. UNIDAD is a STEAM model of best practices created with the input of multiple community partners, and is available in bilingual formats of Spanish, Vietnamese, Russian, Chinese and Somali. These teacher workbooks are given to participating teachers in school residencies.
Workshops and residencies are designed with the existing curriculum of teachers in mind. Scaffolding in multiple day residencies connects core studies of Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Performance Arts.
Workshops or residencies can be stand-alone events inspired by themes or events at a school or community, or can be connected to the themes in a performance.
July 2018 – June 2019
Inspired by the real life stories of Tarahumara runners, ¡Corre! ¡Corre! shares the story of a young girl and her coach, who sees her potential as an Olympic competitor. Renowned for their incredible long distance running ability, the Tarahumara are the indigenous people from the northwestern region of Mexico. ¡Corre! ¡Corre! uses mythical imagery, dance movement, and poetic narrative to showcase a cultural perspective that inspires athleticism and perseverance.
¡Corre! ¡Corre! is paired with Teatro Milagro’s UNIDAD curriculum, in workshops which include activities that integrate writing poetry with physical movement, and creating and performing original myths.
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February – December 2019
Judge Torres is a world-premiere about a #MeToo Dreamer who traveled from El Salvador to Oregon. From undocumented immigrant to one of Oregon’s newest judges, Torres brings diversity to the bench not often seen in Oregon or across the nation. This tale, interwoven with Mayan mythology, follows her journey and highlights triumph over diversity.
Judge Torres is paired with Teatro Milagro’s UNIDAD curriculum, in which theatrical workshops focus on the mapping of family journeys and creating image-theatre based short scenes.
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