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Stories from the Living Tree May 18&21 at MAG

Thursday May 18 7:00 pm
Sunday May 21 2:00 pm
Memorial Art Gallery M&T Ballroom
500 University Ave., Rochester, NY 14607
Suggested donation $15. No one turned away for lack of funds.
ASL interpretation provided. 

Livestream 5/18/23:

Livestream 5/21/23: 

Tickets/make a donation:

The Canandaigua Treaty is a treaty between the United States of America and the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy – Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Mohawk and Tuscarora. We are beneficiaries of this Treaty. May we acknowledge the harms done by colonization in the past and that continue in the present and work toward understanding, reconciliation, and sharing the land in a good way.

To support the Tulalip Tribe’s efforts to revitalize Lushootseed, the native language and culture of Chief Seattle, please visit:

To support Seneca art and culture, please visit:

On Thursday, May 18, and Sunday, May 21, 2023, Mount Hope World Singers and BIODANCE will present an immersive experience of song and dance: Stories from the Living Tree. Telling each other stories of how to understand, we explore a reverent connection to nature as represented in the universal by cultures from around the world. Featuring animation by Christine Banna and sound design by Greg Woodsbie.

Dancers include Yaa Adenike Cunningham, Sarah Johnson, Nanako Horikawa Mandrino, Euridece Seche, Katherine Serna, Missy Pfohl Smith, Donetta Tchoroleev.

We greatly appreciate the support from the following that has made this project possible: Rochester Area Community Foundation, Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Arts and Cultural Initiative, administrated by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, the Statewide Community Regrant Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, with support from the office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, administered by the Genesee Valley Arts Council, and the Greater Rochester Choral Consortium.

Poster by D. Norsen Design.