Help Fund the 2023 Radiant Tarot Tour!

Pomegranate Studios is excited to be mounting a 2023 tour to Boise, The Big Island of Hawaii, Santa Fe, Austin, NYC and San Miguel de Allende, MX - The Radiant Tarot. This production is based on the exquisite imagery of Alexandra Eldridge, the extraordinary painter and creatrix of this deck, The Radiant Tarot, and writer Tony Barnstone, who authored its rich and insightful text. Alexandra has been a dear friend of mine for many years, and it is my great honor that she has agreed to collaborate with me on this project. Also collaborating are the Mosaic Dance Company, the Starbelly Dancers, and additional special guests to be announced. Funds are being raised for travel expenses and securing venue rentals. Every little bit helps! We are so grateful for your support!

Read below for more details on this special production!


This new full-stage theatrical dance production by Myra Krien, the Mosaic Dance Company and the Starbelly Dancers revolves around the journey every human being embarks upon for meaning. The show follows the fool’s journey from innocence to maturity through the lush visual landscape of paintings by well-known artist Alexandra Eldridge from her and writer Tony Barnstone’s recently released, The Radiant Tarot. The use of Tarot as a practice of divination dates back to at least the 15th century, utilized to tap into the greater spiritual world and find meaning and guidance in one’s life. From a psychological perspective, Tarot is a means of exploring and getting to know the unconscious self, hidden drives, dreams, yearning, and the well of creativity within each of us. The Radiant Tarot is an interpretation of the Tarot through the lens of psychology, the science of creativity, and the world’s literary, artistic and spiritual traditions. Inspired by this unique creation, Myra Krien's vision will bring Eldridge's symbolism to life through dance to explore universal themes present in philosophy, psychology, poetry, religion, music, and other arts that all speak to the human search for meaning.

Dance has, throughout time, been a universal means of expressing the human experience. What makes dance so profound is the tangible beauty of the human body--the vessel through which every one of us experiences life, and the temple in which we carry our stories. What better way to bring to life the path of self-discovery inherent in the Tarot than the literal embodiment of these symbols and archetypal energies--through the power of dance. Eldridge’s vivid visual interpretation of the Tarot utilizes vibrant animal and plant imagery, informed by poet William Blake’s prescient statement, "Nature is imagination itself.”

Combined with dance, projection, costuming, and spoken word, this multimedia production will bring the richness of The Radiant Tarot’s symbols to embodied realization and aims to be a force of light and inspiration to its audiences. By reflecting on the human path to self-discovery and meaning through the lush landscape of symbolism, art, myth, and story this project will celebrate humanity's endless creativity, genius, and imagination. Simultaneously, this show will both examine the threads of our interconnectedness and define what makes us unique and different. In nature, no two leaves are the same; though infinitely interrelated and potentially very similar, each is as unique as a thumbprint. As are we. Solutions to today’s problems will require unparalleled creativity, ingenuity, imagination and cooperation as well as for each of us to reflect on our unique gifts and purpose.


Tour Dates 2023:
Garden City (Boise), ID - February 24th & 25th
The Visual Arts Collective
Big Island of Hawaii - March 18th
(Venue TBA)
Santa Fe, NM - May 26th & 27th
The National Dance Institute
Austin, TX - August 19th
(Venue TBA)
NYC, New York - September 30th
(Venue TBA)
San Miguel de Allende, MX - October 27th & 28th
Angela Peralta Theater

Stay tuned for updates!

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  • Nancy Eder
    • $108 
    • 4 mos
  • Alexandra Eldridge
    • $1,000 
    • 5 mos
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