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Our Arts-in-Motion Program – a collaborative effort among parents, teachers, and administrators – strives to bring the vibrant Los Angeles arts world to the St. James' community. The arts are part of our city in a very significant way, and this program gives our students meaningful access to see, experience, and participate in various art forms. Students learn about theater, art history, music, dance, storytelling, creativity, and expression.

Arts-in-Motion also aims to provide a forum for children to express themselves creatively and to build the confidence that comes from finding one's creative voice.

The 2015–2016 Arts-in-Motion lineup boasts an exciting mix of different art forms from around the world:

2015–2016 Events

Mime Over Matter (K–3)

"Mime Over Matter" is a spellbinding collection of short mime plays. This program has been enthusiastically received by hundreds of young audiences all over the world. Included are such favorites as "Life Cycle," "Margaret & Fred," "Umbrellas," "The Crazy Circus," "The Escalator," and lots of audience participation!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
1:30–2:15 p.m. in St. James' Hall

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The Alley Cats (K–6)

A musical history of doo-wop.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
1:30–2:15 p.m. in St. James' Hall

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Breadcrumbs Along the Trail (K–3)

Stories, like breadcrumbs, offer us wisdom and nourishment both to receive and share along the trail of life. Stories help us learn, grow and unravel the mysteries that surround us. The stories we hear, like those breadcrumbs dropped in the forest trails to guide us, help us see and appreciate the paths that others have forged. Breadcrumbs Along the Trail is a dynamic solo performance by Carl Weintraub, the founding force behind the well-known theatre troupe We Tell Stories and a recipient of the prestigious PASA Award for lifetime achievement by professional artists in schools.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
1:30–2:15 p.m. in St. James' Hall

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Have I Got a Story to Tell (4–6)

One-woman show featuring African–American storytelling.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
1:30–2:15 p.m. in St. James' Hall

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Romeo & Juliet (4–6)

William Shakespeare's iconic story of two star-crossed lovers, adapted for a younger audience.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
1:30–2:15 p.m. in St. James' Hall


Got Rhythm (K–6)

Dancers and a full band perform a history of tap.

Friday, May 13, 2016
1:30–2:15 p.m. in Parish Hall

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Galleries

Lula Washington Dance (Apr. 22, 2015)
Lula Washington Dance (Apr. 22, 2015)
Poetry Jam (Oct. 22, 2015)
Poetry Jam (Oct. 22, 2015)
Japanese Festival Sounds (Oct. 9, 2013)
Japanese Festival Sounds (Oct. 9, 2013)
Flamenco (May 15, 2013)
Flamenco (May 15, 2013)
Korean Dance (Feb. 14, 2013)
Korean Dance (Feb. 14, 2013)