Thousands and thousands of refugees are on the move. Many of them are headed to Germany. Looking at the daily news featuring photos and film footage, I can't help but feel a sense of inspiration and awe. The children are my absolute heroes. Sleeping under the open sky next to perfect strangers in a foreign country, they are the ones who smile and who make the best of it. Uprooted from everything they have ever known, they will have to make a new future of what seems very daunting. Learning new languages, new cultures, eating different food, and playing are just a few things that lie ahead.
As I am preparing my fall season performances, I don't seem to be able to forget those images. That is why I decided to record a little video tribute to reach out to the refugees. If this message reaches even one child on the smartphone of a friend, I would feel incredibly honored.