June 22, 2005
To Whom It May Concern,
Last year I had the pleasure of attending
a workshop at the New York Public Library conducted by Joanie Fritz
Zosike and Lois Kagan Mingus and saw firsthand their boundless energy
and supportive methods of engaging the children. I knew then that
they had the skill and experience to conduct the Day de Dada workshops.
Action Racket Theatre recently presented
two workshops for the 2005 Day de Dada Performance Art Festival. One
workshop was for 4th graders at PS 16 and one was for 12th grade students
at Curtis High School. Zosike and Mingus
co-directed the workshops with imagination and total focus, tailoring
the content to the theme of the Day de Dada Performance Art Festival.
The students very much enjoyed the
performances presented during the workshops and enthusiastically participated
in the activities. Each student felt supported and encouraged by Zosike
and Mingus to engage in the process through words, movement, song
and dance appropriate to their age and experience.
I highly recommend the work of Action
Racket Theatre, and look forward to working together with them again
in the future.
Day de Dada Performance Art Festival