Actors Theatre presents Once on This Island – “We Dance” Rehearsal

Actors Theatre presents Once on This Island – “We Dance” Rehearsal


Such powerful, such temperamental Gods rule our Island Asaka, Mother of the Earth. Agwe, God of Water. Erzulie, beautiful Goddess of Love. And Papa Ge, sly Demon of Death. (music) (singing) Asaka, grow me a garden. Please, Agwe, don’t flood my garden. Erzulie, who will my love be? Papa Ge, don’t come around me. Please, Agwe, don’t flood my garden. Asaka, grow me a garden. We dance… to the music of the Gods. (music) The music of the breezes through the green plantain The murmur of the river and the roar of rain And if the gods decide to send a hurricane We dance… To their ever-changing moods. (vocalizing) We know the gods are happy when the green things grow. They’re angry when the river starts to overflow And since we never know which way their winds will blow We dance to the earth We dance to the water The Gods awake and we take no chance Our hearts hear the song Our feet move along And to the music of the Gods We dance.

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