Earthkalah: Super*Kids for the future
by Angela Amoroso
You're invited to take part in the Earth Day performances of an environmental
housands and thousands of years ago in the galaxy of
the chocolate bars, existed the most wondrous planet called... Earthkalah.
Kalah comes from the Greek word meaning "great", hence the Great
Earth. Earthkalah is an environmental children's musical. Its intent is
to inspire the audience and reinforce the message that together we have
the power to change our world.
Earthkalah is produced and performed by Super*Kids.
Super*Kids are all kids dedicated to children's awareness of environmental
concerns, world health, peace and community service. Directed by Angela
Amoroso, youth involvement coordinator for San Diego Earth Day and the artistic
director for the Scripps Performing Arts Centre, Earthkalah will be performed
for the 25th Anniversary Celebration of Earth Day and will be presented
to thousands of children throughout San Diego County.
The most effective way to influence the actions of a
child is through the actions of other children. Super*Kids instills positive
peer pressure. Unlike children's theater of yesterday, which relies on fairy
godmothers to chase away the evil and provide a happy ending, today's theater
has the responsibility to probe and reflect on the issues and answers faced
by the young people of today.
In a society frightened by the complexities of the sophisticated
problems now facing our youth, "just say know" may not provide
the complete answer. The problem starts with the individual. Self esteem
and a sense of individual responsibility are the keys to providing a healthy
direction in life. People of all ages, who feel useful, are far less likely
to develop habits that are destructive to the self, the family, society
and our planet. Today's youth must be empowered to believe that they can
and should play a major role in determining their own destiny as well as
the destiny of our planet.
Come join us as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of
Earth Day. Volunteer any of your talents. Schools, families and individuals
that want to participate in Earthkalah, should call the Scripps Performing
Arts Centre at 586-7834 or San Diego Earth Day at 272-7370.
Super*Kids and Phil Donahue at the 1994 San Diego Convention
Center children's forum. Super*Kids performed the finale of "Earthkalah,"
an original song entitled "We Are Here to Change the World."