Courtesy Carolyn Dorfman Dance

Storytelling Through Art


When Holocaust survivor Anita Schorr spoke to the Taft Community in 2014, dance teacher Sarah Surber was both moved by the message, and inspired to continue the conversation.

            “It was wonderful to hear her speak,” Surber recalled. “It made me think about how many stories and perspectives there are, and about how creating art around a subject is a very personal and powerful method of storytelling.&rdquo...full story

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Haydn's "The Creation" at Taft


The Music for a While performance series continues at Taft Sunday, November 8 at 5 pm with a performance of Joseph Haydn’s “The Creation” (Die Schöpfung). The event, which takes place in Woodward Chapel at 25 The Green, is free and open to the public; no tickets are required.


Written between 1797 and 1798, “The Creation” is considered by many to be Haydn’s masterpiece. Sung in English, the oratorio depicts and celebrates...full story

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Tibetan Monks Bring Healing and Purification to Taft


Monks from Tibet’s Drepung Gomang Monastery are in residence at Taft this week. While their work will center on the creation of a peace mandala in the Mark W. Potter ’48 Gallery, the group will also speak at Morning Meeting and hold an evening meditation session; they will also visit classrooms during their stay.

           According to Tibetan tradition, the creation of a sand mandala--an ornate circular sand painting with...full story

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