Hero, The Boy Who Found His Voice, and The Mime, now screening
Acclaimed choreographer and dancer Reuel Rogers kicks off the Planet Classroom We Can Be Heroes show by inspiring each and every one of us to be the change we want to see in the world, starting with â€œthe one thing we have mostly under control,â€ which is ourselves, â€œif we take the time for it.â€ South Korean Director Sangmok Lee, who talks about the loss of his deaf mother and her love for him being his inspiration for The Mime, notes: â€œI think that mime is the most effective way to express the irony in our life.â€ Director Christopher Carpenter, whose film The Boy Who Found His Voice focuses on a teen poet in India overcoming his fear of presentation through Mindfulness lessons from his teacher, says the story resonates on a deeply personal level since as a child he struggled with a stutter.
The creators and youth voices around the world join Orb, the showâ€™s host, to discuss real world stories of how dance, mime, poetry, mindfulness, empathy and passion bring happiness and freedom.
Listen to the show here
About The Planet Classroom Network
The Planet Classroom Network, organized by CMRubinWorld, brings together musicians, dancers, video game creators, filmmakers, learning innovators and emerging technologists from all over the world to entertain, educate and engage youth, and to provide a rich cultural experience at a time when art and learning institutions everywhere are not accessible. Curators and content contributors include Global Nomads, Global Oneness, the Martha Graham Dance Company, Commffest, KIDS FIRST!, Dream a Dream Foundation, OddWorld Inhabitants, Psyon Games, Challenge 59, LXL Ideas, Alliance for Young Artists & Writers/Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, Creative Visions Foundation, Battery Dance, SIMA Classroom, Young Voices for the Planet, Bard Conservatory, Taking It Global, Materials for the Arts, Book Creator, Addition and Art, XTalks, NFFTY, Young People's Chorus of New York City, The International Forum for the Literature and Culture of Peace, Ryan Wong Classroom, The Global Search for Education, Voice America, Rocketium and Brandartica. Young people from around the world played a significant role in conceptualizing, creating, and producing the network's vision and programming.