Leaps and Bounds
by Andy Wade —
The Dance of Exodus in An Age of Growth
A friend recently made me aware of this creative one-woman show coming to Seattle University on October 9th. Leaps and Bounds has been viewed across the country in over 100 communities and is still going strong. In this imaginative and artistic work, Tevyn East “explores the intersection of faith, ecology, and the global economy.”
Although I’m not likely able to make it to Seattle for this event, I’m excited none-the-less. Art, in its many forms, is a powerful force to communicate important issues and ideas facing us today. The church desperately needs more imagination, more prophetic artists, to shake us from the same old, same old.
Using a number of creative tools including storytelling, song, poetry, prayer, movement, and music, this work of theater sheds light on the unsustainable strain of our economic system, while awakening the imagination to a new way of living with and relating to Earth. Grounded in theological reflection, Leaps and Bounds, embodies an adventure both visceral and thought-provoking, asking for a reckoning and a reclaiming of the values that promote human well-being and ecological health.