Common Ground is a multidisciplinary performance about California agriculture today. Based on interviews with a wide variety of individuals working in agriculture, Common Ground explores diverse topics in agriculture, including immigration, land development, environmental issues, and new realities of competing in a world market. Beyond the conflicts and divergent perspectives, Common Ground also focuses on the shared values of the earth including the universal passion for farming, the fundamental need to prosper and provide, and the importance of respecting the earth.
Common Ground was selected as a finalist for the national Ovations TV award for "Excellence in the Performing Arts" and was featured at TedX Monterey
Lead Artist/Choreographer Fran Spector Atkins
Media Integration William Roden
Music: Arvo Part
Dancers: Barbara Guisti, Brenda Barthel, Pam Keindl, Denis Nagtalon, Luke Donaldson, Kristen