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Len Barron: educator, playwright, director, writer, performer, dancer, ...
Watch Len presenting a Fairy Tale on YouTube and read his "Creating a Fairy Tale," one of "CU Voices," on the CU Boulder Alumni Association web site.

Performances... Talks... Workshops

Len with Einstein posterPerformances

Walking Lightly... A Portrait of Einstein

Albert Einstein, the 20th century's most illustrious physicist, reshaped our understanding of space, time and gravity and dazzled us with his brilliance. The image of the genius, however, distanced us from Einstein the person. The theatre piece presents Einstein's humanity, his commitment to friendship, peace and education, and his grand sense of wonder and playfulness.

Time is a Lovely Friend

A theatre piece about the richness that time and experience bring. Len sings, dances, and shares stories about home towns, a lady gardner, an ice man, his Aunt Tootsie, and other tales that touch qualities that are part of each of our lives. The work is full of soft turns and surprises.

Einstein and Niels Bohr... A Fairy Tale

Bohr & EinsteinEinstein and Bohr, the two giants of 20th century physics, were governed by a deep rooted faith in our intuitive intelligence, and they had a grand sense of play. They shared a passion for education and justice, sailing and long walks. And they both were reared on fairy tales -- so they learned at an early age to believe impossible things. Fairy tales are the seeds for a state of mind.

Einstein, Niels Bohr, and Grandmothers... A Fairy Tale

A spoken word performance to lift the soul

If you want your children to be intelligent,read them fairy tales. If you want your children to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.

- Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr

Read the article in the Boulder Weekly.

Einstein and Bohr on bicycle
Drawings by Fran Eastman

Talks and Workshops

Einstein and Education

In l905 Einstein changed our perception of time and space. Now at the turn of the 2lst century, Einstein's thoughts and practice in education can help change our perception of what constitute the basics in education. The workshop draws attention to the principles that governed his theory of education and his daily life.

The Choreography of the Classroom

A workshop on teaching that includes the beginning and the end of a class, the use of space, the rhythm of words and bodies, the wonder of silence, and reminding oneself to have a good time.

Einstein and the Environment

Einstein was irresistibly drawn to the elemental be it in physics, education or in sustainable living practices. As is the case in all manner of crises, what is called for is candor. Enistein puts it plain and simple: "We must try to recognize what in our accepted tradition is damaging to our fate and dignity and shape our lives accordingly."

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