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Alumni Spotlight: Gabriel Vanaver

Alumni Spotlight: Gabriel Vanaver

It’s been a minute since we had our last alumni spotlight but we couldn’t wait to share this one with you! As Bill & Livia begin their 3rd annual year of teaching in Auroville, India, their son, Gabe, reflects on his experience in Auroville with his parents last winter. Gabe’s insights into his upbringing are both thoughtful and inspiring and the artistic work he contributes to the world is a clear reflection on his life in the ‘Caravan

Alumni Spotlight: Anna Librada Mazo

Alumni Spotlight: Anna Librada Mazo

My latest project is producing the first Hudson Valley Flamenco Festival. The Hudson Valley Flamenco Festival has been a distant vision of mine for over ten years. I always thought that the Hudson Valley would be a great place to start building a flamenco scene. We are already such a people-oriented community that adding flamenco seems like a great fit.

Alumni Spotlight: Ted McKnight

Alumni Spotlight: Ted McKnight

“I am a Vanaver Caravan alumnus, having danced in the Company for fifteen years.  My last Company performance was with Pete Seeger in 1996, in the original creation of "Turn, Turn, Turn". Now, I have returned to the community as a member of the Board of Directors, investing in The Vanaver Caravan Mission.” — Ted McKnight, Company Member from 1981-1996 and current Vice President of The Vanaver Caravan Board of Directors.

Alumni Spotlight: Marina Lopez

Alumni Spotlight: Marina Lopez

This week we caught up with Marina Lopez, god-daughter of Livia and Bill, and life-long member of The Vanaver Caravan—playing every role imaginable within the organization. Marina wrote beautiful, intelligent, and moving responses to each question we asked her. By reading about her life with us, you will truly understand what it is to be educated and raised by an institution such as The Vanaver Caravan.