Breaking the taboo
Sharing instead of carrying
Noting the fact that so many audiences have wanted to talk about the power of the performance and share both personal stories and subjects of boundaries and personal freedom, we decided to add an audience discussion to the end of all future performances.
Through these discussions it has been made clear that when whatever pain we are hiding in solitude is spoken out, the power of the taboo is broken and a process of healing begins.
»Girl of Diamond Mountain is more than just a stunning display of artistry in music, dance, and voice. It is a truly moving experience. If you, or someone you love, has suffered childhood sexual abuse, 'Girl of Diamond Mountain' will touch you deeply and help you to heal.«
– Dr. Steve Orenstein Clinical Psychologist
»Words alone cannot explain the power of “Girl of Diamond Mountain”: The production’s Excellence in Execution, coupled with its powerful, thought provoking impact on the viewer, are all inextricably interwoven, subsequently resulting in a powerful production that absolutely “Keeps on Giving«
– Mona Vaughn Scott, PhD Artistic/ Executive Director