Children's Tales From Around the Globe

Date & Time:
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 4 p.m.

Due to Covid-19, the JanTerm 2021 "Children's Tales From Around the Globe" will be virtual and will be available on demand starting Feb. 19, 2021. The running time is expected to be about 45 minutes, but you may pause, or watch each 5 minute segment at a later time.

The theme of the show is Inclusion and Identity. Saint Mary's College students will perform a dance theatre film based on the cultural stories from their childhood.

All ages will enjoy this show, but it is primarily made for preschool to third graders.

General Admission Tickets: $10 per person
SMC Faculty/Staff/Non-SMC Students: $8
SMC Students: $5

Schools or organizations interested in booking this as a virtual field trip or wanting enrichment activities, please contact Tara Sundy at or (925) 890-1343 for special deals and packages. There are enrichment materials and descriptions of each video on the attached .pdf below.

Please note: The times listed on the tickets and on this website don't mean anything. You are welcome to watch the show at whatever hour on whatever day suits you, and you can start watching on one day and finish on another from Feb. 19-June 11. After purchasing, you will get an automated reply with a link which will reveal another link to see the show. Purchase tickets to the film by clicking the button below:

On-Demand Video Purchase

Director's note: January 2020 was not what any of us expected. A few weeks before the term started, we were informed that our classes would all be remote. This meant rehearsing on Zoom before we came together to film the work. No one expected it to be so hard. But this group of students were determined to be positive and to make this work. Each day, we made it a point to find our joy. This process brought us an unexpected closeness that allowed us to make it through what was to be many hardships. We experienced personal traumas on all levels so when the weather was crazy on the days we were filming outdoors, we just laughed and made it work. On some days, we recorded with 30 mile an hour gusts of wind and 45 degree temperatures- in bare feet! On other days, the weather was sunny and 65 degrees with mild wind. We followed all COVID-19 safety guidelines for Contra Costa County and made sure each student felt safe in the process. If students did not wear masks in the filming process, it is because they are family members or roommates living in the same household. Other times, we used the magic of film and editing to make it look as if we were all in the same room. I am so fortunate to have had this experience with these incredible young artists. All of the students in this group, from cast to crew, deserve a standing ovation. 

Thank you for watching,
Professor Cathy Davalos


Tara Sundy
(925) 631-4670

Additional Dates & Times: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 4 p.m.
Saturday, February 20, 2021 - 2 p.m.
Sunday, February 21, 2021 - 2 p.m.
Friday, February 26, 2021 - 6 p.m.
Saturday, February 27, 2021 - 6 p.m.
Sunday, February 28, 2021 - 2 p.m.
Monday, March 1, 2021 - 6 p.m.
Children's Tales From Around the Globe