based on Emma Oliver and the Song of Creation
us to listen, to open our hearts.
Aaouma, the Great Mother Tree is dying in
the Shining Land.
Photo by Yan Jenkins of her granddaughter Evie Bluebell Fletcher
ABOUT BEARFOOT AND HALE
musician, composer and teacher who draws inspiration from the natural
world. She has worked in theatre, collaborated with dancers and visual
artists and facilitated workshops for adults and children both in schools
and privately. Always interested in sound and movement, Susanna
trained with Fabien Mamon and currently works alongside a Transformational
Breath facilitator using a variety of instruments to enhance relaxation and
healing. She also continues to teach piano privately. Meeting Susan Hale
brought an added impetus and inspiration to her work which has led to a
fruitful partnership. In the process of composing for Susan's magical and
timely stage musical Emma Oliver and The Song of Creation,
Susanna's passion for the natural world, music and theatre have blossomed anew.
Susanna has written inspiring melodies and arrangements
for Emma's musical journey.
Susan Elizabeth Hale
Susan Elizabeth Hale M.A. is a pioneer in
the fields of Music Therapy and Vocal Toning. From 1980 onwards she has circled
the Earth with song teaching thousands of people to find their natural voices.
Susan is creator of Earth Day-Sing for the Trees. Since 2010 over
10,000 people in 45 countries have participated in this annual global event.
Susan is an active member of TreeSisters who are now leading Sing for the Tree
events through Liz Terry.
Both Susan and Susanna are passionate about planting and saving trees and are active members of TreeSisters. According to new data
from a global satellite survey in 2017 the world lost more than one football
pitch of forest every second. Planting trees has also been named as one of the
top five things to mitigate climate change.
We know that the trees in the Amazon are burning. But it’s all at such a vast scale that it’s hard to relate to personally. Emma Oliver and the Song of Creation tells the story of a family facing these issues in their community of Peachtree City, Georgia.
Our musical has three main themes:
Finding Your Voice
The musical’s message can initiate the complex dialogue we are all undergoing around these issues.