School and Community Partner Testimonials
"We were in awe of the performance and also appreciate your interaction with our students. I'm so glad they were there to see all of you!"
~ Mary Ann Roehm, Lemon Tree Gallery and Historic Palace Theatre, May 7, 2019
Our audience “certainly enjoyed your performance a great deal. I saw a number of the students there this morning and they were still talking about it! You all made quite an impression."
~ Sandi Billy, Coordinator, Virginia Wesleyan University Concert Series, April 4, 2019
"Harrisonburg City Public School students had the distinct privilege to have Aura CuriAtlas in residence to present programming for students in grades 6-12. The performers, from the moment we began to plan for their arrival, were gracious, professional, personable, and a joy to work with. Our students were in awe of their unique and creative work, and ranked it as one of the best artistic events of the year. Their workshops with our high school students challenged and pushed students to get out of their comfort zone, create something personal and unique, and carry it with them for their next creative endeavor. We look forward to having Aura CuriAtlas back with us in the years to come!!"
~ JR Snow, Any Given Child, March 2019
"I am delighted to say that the performance by Aura CuriAtlas kept the entire group entertained and I give complete credit to them for their professionalism and engaging performance. In today’s world of video games and handheld technology, it was my wish that the children would enjoy the true performance of people on stage telling a story using minimal audio support. My wish came true as the children watched and laughed and clapped in excitement over adults working together on stage to tell stories with their body movements and facial expressions."
~ Katherine Maddox, LeafSpring School, April 27, 2018
"The kids were very engaged throughout the entire show, and used their imaginations in several scenes to "see" the dream! The children's attention was captured from the first moment … The agility and acrobatic/dance skills of the performers was outstanding. The group offered a question and answer period after the show. The quality of the questions our students asked after the show proved to us how interested in the program they were."
~ Robin Blake, Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts, January 24, 2018
“Aura CuriAtlas Physical Theatre provided a compelling evening of storytelling and movement, ideal for curious children and adults alike. The combination of creative, contemporary movement and physical storytelling was tremendously engaging. … The group is a delight to host and work with, offering the highest mark in integrity and the art of contemporary physical movement.”
~ Kim Soerensen, Executive Director, Riverviews Artspace, July 1, 2017
“Thank you for this wonderful opportunity and an amazing show … We are always seeking events to share with our mentoring matches so that they can build upon different experiences and learn new things together. The show was a hit with our Bigs and Littles, and we are so thankful for community partners like the Aura CuriAtlas Physical Theatre.”
~ Ayanna King, CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters Greater Virginia Peninsula, May 16, 2016
“The unique combination of art disciplines that made up Aura CuriAtlas’ presentations provided Hooper Academy’s students with the chance to see artistic professionalism at its highest. Our students ranged from first grade to twelfth and each age group found something to connect with … Over 350 people, including our students, experienced Aura CuriAtlas at our school. With one performance open to the public, it was a great opportunity for community members to visit the school. Our reputation was only enhanced by Aura CuriAtlas’ fine work. The workshop presented to our performing arts students was a big success. The students were so motivated that a week after Aura CuriAtlas’ visit, they did a presentation for the school based on what they had learned. They will carry this experience with them from this point forward – education at its best.”
~ Jim Christensen, Director of Fine Arts, Hooper Academy, May 1, 2015
“In every performance piece, your investment and attention to detail allowed the audience to believe fully in the imaginary circumstances of the scenes. And I was also inspired by your talk back discussion with the audience following the show. I was very grateful to study with such innovative artists, if only for just a few minutes. Thank you for sharing your work with us at New Year, New York! I was enthralled and inspired by your highly creative, thoughtful performance.”
~ Kristin Guerin, Director & Associate Producer, New Year New York, World Oceans Productions, April 10, 2015