As a writer, choreographer, composer and director I wanted to create a story the whole family could enjoy. A story that melts together, all our favorite fairy tales into one great movie. A comedy filled with unforgettable characters.
Beneath the Dragon Wood Trees is an E-Book and live action animated feature.
Peter Piper, our aspiring hero, along with his talking
animal pals, Purina, Pancho, and Lillabel, must conquer the villains of Ficklewood Forest. They must resist the terrifying, soul possessing spirits of the thicket, only to encounter Nanny Picklesickle, the Wicked witch who captures children, enticing them with her sweets and spells. Then… a fall down into the dreaded Boog-E Hole where they are pursued by giants, Morphus and Ortica, enormous gourmet chefs who like to make stew out of innocent children and talking animals.
"As a Director and a writer it is important that an affordable venue exists for the development of new works. WCAF is the only venue of its kind networking with playwrights, choreographers, composers', painters, poets and more, to offer a place in which one can experimnent and produce newworks."
Ruby Asquith Christensen's recollections reach from the early days of vaudeville, traveling across the United States in a 1934 Cadillac with the Christensen Brothers, to associations with Eugene Loring, George Balanchine, The Metropolitan Opera Ballet, and the formation of the San Francisco Ballet. Her memories and encounters with Alicia Alonzo, Anges De Mille and Ezio Pinza are fascinating and enchanting stories. Encore for Ruby is laced with archival ballet footage from the late 20's and 30's.
WCAF's 60 minute documentary, "Encore for Ruby", the story of an American Ballerina and the San Francisco Ballet was directed by Margot Jones and premiered on PBS throughout the nation.
For your copy please send a check or money order to Margot Jones at the address below OR click on the PayPal Add to Cart button, PayPal accepts credit cards...
West Coast Arts Foundation
Margot Jones, Founder and Director
1554 Fourth St.
San Rafael, CA 94901
Since 1998 West Coast Arts Foundation's mission and Primary focus has been to provide young artists with community based enrichment programs in music, dance, film and the performing arts. As part of our commitment we take pride in producing programs that emphasize self-esteem and cultural pride.
Founding director, Margot Jones has received grants from:
National Endowment for the Arts
E.L. Wiegrand Foundation
The Marin Community Foundation
The Fred Gellert Family Foundation
The San Francisco Foundation
West Coast Arts Foundation is a tax exempt 501 (c) 3 corporation
Members of WCAF'S scholarship program who participated in the video clip for
"Beneath the Dragon Wood Trees."
A Original Musical Fairy-tale E Book & Animated Film Project by Margot Jones
Where Education Embraces Artistry
Pancho El Ducko, Purrina Kitten Cat, Lillabell Bird, Peter Piper, Witch Wickety Beanie Fox Allesendra, the Story Teller Farfull Bear
Please click and listen to some of the characters in the audio book.
music-lyrics vocals - Margot
Encore for Ruby $24.99 plus shipping: $3