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☆ Stardust and Water on Orcas Island! ☆  





Turning the Wheel Productions Presents

A Fully Produced, Evening Long Performance In the Stars.

“A wild and evocative biographical stage dream, moving in and out through

time and memory to new possibilities.”



Artistic Direction by Alana Shaw
Live Music by Jesse Manno
Video Design by Khiri Lee

Friday February 9th at 7:00pm
Saturday February
 10th at 7:00pm

Orcas Center
917 Mount Baker Road
Eastsound WA 98245

A moving combination of innovative dance, live music, breathtaking video, outrageous sculpture, and deep story. Dont miss this performance in the stars!

About Turning The Wheel:
From improvisation on the downtown mall to a fully produced theatrical event, you are welcome to step into the intoxicating world of performing in community. No experience is necessary.  Since 1989, Turning the Wheel has toured 10 original dance/theatre performance pieces 12 cities in the US. 

Guided by a combination of structured compositional exercises and very open improvisational forms, participants create choreography and text based on their own stories, histories, and physical abilities. We incorporate these creations and the unique issues of each community into the larger context of the performances. Producing performance pieces that are developed collaboratively by experienced professional artists and diverse community members furthers our goal of blending artistic excellence with accessibility.

The cast in these performances includes folks of all ages, folks with varied mental and physical challenges, folks who have never performed before, and folks who are professional actors and dancers all mixed together in a seamless intersection of life and art, authenticity and professionalism.

For more information on rehearsal times for our new show and how to get involved Contact Us or subscribe to our newsletter!

About Alana Shaw:
Alana Shaw, founder and executive director of Turning the Wheel, is an inspiring and empowering speaker, teacher, and guide, Alana has facilitated joyful and healing movement events and performances in cities in the US and Canada for over 30 years. Her dynamic and energetic style is both humorous and transforming, and consistently positive and uplifting for her audiences.

She holds an MFA is Dance from the University of Colorado with a thesis on healing and reintegration through creative expression, and is the author of
Dancing Our Way Home, a 406 page book of exercises, stories and wisdom. Available on Amazon. 


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