We had the pleasure of a enjoying Arts on the Horizon presents Drumming with Dishes at The Lab at Convergence in Alexandria, Virginia last weekend.
I absolutely love Arts on the Horizon because it takes the art of performance back to basics. There is something so special in seeing a story come to life and entice a child’s imagination using only the performer’s talent and simple props. And while the accessories on stage may be minimal, the entertainment is definitely not!
My children were instantly pulled into the story about a girl meeting an imaginary friend for the first time. The performers rely soley on facial expression and body language to communicate their feelings to the audience which was really interesting to my kids. Arts on the Horizon specializes in creating original, nonverbal plays for young children. Performances like this are such a nice break from an increasingly digital and flashy world!
I am a huge believer in exposing children to the Arts as young as possible, and Arts on the Horizon plays are the perfect way to introduce theater to even the littlest of kids. The shows are timed perfectly for a young audience and take place in a kid friendly environment with little to distract them. My kids were especially excited to meet the performers at the end! We had a great time and can’t wait for the next Arts on the Horizon’s show!
Know before you go :
-Drumming with Dishes is recommended for kids 0 to 6
– Parking is free, and additional free parking is available across the street if the parking lot fills up
– There is a playground on the property if you are looking to burn off a little energy before going in, or before the car ride home
-No photography allowed during the performance
– No food is allowed in the theater, and there are no snacks or drinks available for purchase, but there is a shopping center nearby with Panera and Baja Fresh.