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An enchanting symphonic fairy tale enjoyed by worldwide audiences, "Peter and the Wolf,"  

is the story of a young boy named Peter and his friends: the bird, duck, and cat, and their attempt to outwit the hungry jaws of a wolf lurking in the nearby forest.


September 8, 9, & 10 at 7:30 PM in the Studio Theater at the Performing Arts Center of Rapid City

Support is provided with funds from the State of South Dakota, through the Department of Tourism and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Tickets go on sale: August 8, 2022




Dean Baker: Garden Gate

Shad Bebout: Wolf

Tyler Brink: Bird

Justin Bruns: Hunter

Kevin Carpenter: Grandfather

Linda Carpenter: Narrator Assistant

Finley Craven: Cat

David Drolc: Wall and Hunter, Hunter Intro Soloist

Dena Frantz: Pond and Understudy for Bird

Rachel Grant: Duck

Katrina Hutchison: Wolf Shadow

Andrew Jones: Narrator

Megan Jones: Meadow, Forest, and

Understudy for Peter

Glenn Kauffman: Narrator Assistant, Wall, Hunter

Bob Lew: Garden Gate

Catherine Mutchler: Pond

Grace Mutchler: Meadow and Forest

Magdalena Mutchler: Pond

Henry Olivier: Peter

Abbey Pangares: Pond, Understudy for Duck

Lucy Pangares: Meadow, Forest, Understudy for Cat

Shawn Stratton: Hunter

Ella Swanson: Meadow and Forest

David Tanner: Narrator Assistant, Wall, Hunter

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ROOTS is a World Premier 

Original Production

Sponsored in Part by the: Norbeck Society 

and the South Dakota Arts Council

Directed by Heather Pickering

Composed by Andrew Grace

Choreographed by Sara Olivier

What happens when we disconnect from the

natural world?

ROOTS explores the symbiotic relationship between the seen and unseen networks of the forest

and human beings.

This all-ability piece of dance theatre follows two sisters

seeking respite from a tumultuous world.

They venture into the forest where they learn how

to connect to the natural world from the

diverse flora and fauna they meet along the way.


Lydia Alyea

Shad Bebout

Joshua Boll

Alex Boorman

Tyler Brink

Justin Bruns

Ashley Burkhead

Kevin Carpenter

Brooklyn Ewing

Maeve Ewing

Dena Frantz

Rachel Grant

Jill Holien

Glenn Kaufmann

Tessa Kaufmann

Grace Mutchler

Katelinn Ohrtman

Sara Olivier

Angela Rykhus-Lemay

Shawn Stratton

Ella Swanson

Danae Taylor

Enya Wallace

Daniel Whitley

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The Chair Is Not Me Art Show
Sponsored by:
The National Endowment for the Humanities
The Perfect Hanging Gallery

Featured at the 
South Dakota Arts Conference
May 19 - 21, 2022
Holiday Inn Rapid City


     "The Chair Is Not Me," written by "JJ," James Janis is a collection of twenty-one poems about life experiences and challenges as a diversely abled individual.

     JJ grew up between the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and Rapid City, South Dakota. Born with cerebral palsy, complicated with several other conditions, he was only expected to live 12 hours, but 60 years later he is still here! Writing is one of the things that sets JJ free from his disabilities and allows him to escape.

     Eleven of his poems are accompanied by

mixed media illustrations by ten artists of

diverse abilities and cultures.


The collection seeks to advocate for individuals with diverse abilities through the exploration of disabilities and the culture surrounding disabilities, the human condition, life on Pine Ridge, and communication.

Exploring the human endeavor
     Flutter In the News
August 2, 2017

Flutter Productions received a Creating Humanities Communities Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the  Humanities.  Flutter  Productions , in partnership with the University of South Dakota School of Medicine will hold performances and  facilitated discussions that probe the history and culture of people with disabilities through the disciplinary lens
of disability studies. 

The National Endowment for the Humanities interprets the past, engages the present, and informs the future.
We are the stories, ideas, and words that help us make sense of our lives and our world. We’re engaging people we’ve never met, visiting new places, and discovering ideas that have never crossed our minds. By connecting with ourselves and with others, we are exploring the human endeavor. To read the full press release visit:

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