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Rita Finds Home

Rita Finds Home

(2023) 45 minutes

Program Notes

Rita Finds Home tells the story of Rita, a young artist, who paints and dreams of one day living in the big city despite the lush tropical island she lives in. When a hurricane thrusts Rita and her mother into a new life in an urban metropolis, she struggles to adapt to her new environment. Feeling lost and like everything she knew, including her talents, were washed away by the storm, Rita embarks on a journey that helps her re-define what home means to her. With a little help from her new friends and her family, Rita’s spirits lift as she explores the beauty of her new city, igniting a new sense of home, and the realization that her talents never left her.

This 45-minute production comes to life with brightly colored costumes and props. The audience will be transported to the Caribbean and then to the big city by the beautiful sets. Rita Finds Home is a co-production with the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago.

Ballet Credits

CHOREOGRAPHY
Amy Hall Garner

AUTHOR
Karla Estela Rivera

ILLUSTRATOR
Elisa Chavarri

CURATOR
Erica Lynette Edwards