April 14, 2015
Finally a sunny day! And what a view flying from Chevak to Scammon Bay. We deserve this after five days of snow and fog.
The school at Scammon Bay is built on a hill. The truck that brought us up barely made it with us and gear and new snow on the ground.
It’s easy to get a sledding party together in Scammon Bay. Just go out with sleds and a pack of children and dogs appear out of nowhere. Serious fun!
Yesterday was a busy day of workshops, with Winter Bear teaching artists leading 12 different classes in Inupiaq Dance, Hip Hop, Movement, and Theatre Games.
Like other schools in this area, many signs around the building are in Yup’ik and English, with certain rooms and classtimes devoted to preserving Yup’ik culture.
After a busy school day, The Winter Bear enjoyed performing for a very engaged all-ages audience. Afterwards, many children came up to dance with us during curtain call!
-Anne Hanley (Playwright/Producer)