Atlanta Symphony and other Woodruff Center resident companies’ free event for seniors

Posted on: September 7, 2017

“Dorothy Jones gathers every week with a small group of women at Lenbrook Life Plan Community in Atlanta to share stories about friendship, write haiku and prepare for an upcoming performance at the Woodruff Arts Center,” writes Helena Oliviero in Wednesday’s (9/6) Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Jones is one of as many as 200 residents at Lenbrook, a senior community in Buckhead, partnering with Woodruff Arts Center in a collaborative art project combining dance, theater, music and visual art…. The seniors will all come together for a performance Sunday at the Family Festival at the Woodruff Arts Center. The festival … brings together programming by the Alliance Theatre, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the High Museum of Art…. The festival also offers art-making, interactive musical storytimes and theater workshops, and it will feature a special free performance of ‘The Great Silent Grandmother Gathering’ by Sharon Mehdi featuring Pearl Cleage, Alliance Theatre Mellon playwright in residence. Families are encouraged (but not required) to register for the Free Family Festival…. Jones, 83, said she wasn’t so sure about the project when she first joined about six weeks ago.… But she’s grown to embrace the creative process, which has given way to an enriching experience.”

Posted September 7, 2017