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About naturestage

Miranda Loud is the Founder and Artistic Director of the non-profit NatureStage based in Waltham, MA, and is an interdisciplinary artist – classical singer/organist/filmmaker/photographer and environmentalist. She writes about the vital need for education to include a more heart-centered approach to studying other species that leads to a sense of stewardship. Naturestage creates works that foster empathy and kinship with other species, using the emotional power of storytelling in different art forms, mainly film, photography and music. She is also a public speaker on art and social change. Her current projects include The One Language Project, Park Dreams, The Elephant Project, and Elephantasia which all use different art forms to encourage a mind shift in how we relate to other species by asking “How would the world be different if we viewed other species as someones instead of somethings? If, instead of drawing lines, we drew circles?”

Building Our Production Team for the One Language Project

As we look ahead to all the stories we hope to be filming this summer, the production team is coming together with these two cameramen below from Lone Wolf Media which will work with Naturestage in editing these short films for … Continue reading

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One Language Project opens on Cape Cod Thru January 2016

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Charles Siebert Joins the Advisory Board for the One Language Project

I am about to leave Boston to give a talk about the One Language Project and Naturestage’s work in Pennsylvania, but wanted to announce the good news that journalist and speaker on animals and emotions Charles Siebert is excited to … Continue reading

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Our End of Year Redux and Big News!

It has been an exciting year for Naturestage. The power of storytelling is as important today as it has always been, and that is how Naturestage is having an impact – bringing our kinship with other species to the public … Continue reading

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Two wonderful articles on emotions in non-human animals

Our wonderful board member Jim Cummings pointed out these two recent articles on a magazine called Aeon. I highly recommend reading both of them! http://aeon.co/magazine/science/bees-have-feelings-too-we-should-respect-them/ http://aeon.co/magazine/science/stephen-t-asma-evolution-of-emotion/ In the meantime, I hope all of you are enjoying a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. If … Continue reading

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The Non-Human Rights Project of Lawyer Steven Wise

I was reminded of the groundbreaking and vital work of Steven Wise when I was working on a grant proposal for the One Language Project and researching other movements in a similar vein. If you missed the article by my … Continue reading

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Naturestage Mashup July 18! Dog Behavior, Amazing Qualities of Honeybees, Live Music by Americana favorites The Wednesdays and Calen Perkins, Socializing and more

You won’t want to miss our event to support Naturestage on July 18 in our (air conditioned) studio in Waltham. Here’s the lineup and a video of a recent performance by the Wednesdays at Porchfest. You can get your tickets … Continue reading

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Satao – a legend

In memoriam: Satao, an Aslan among elephants.

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Reflections by Dr. Paula Kahumbu, the global elephant lady, on the death of Satao

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14 Minutes Worth Watching for Elephants (with video)

14 Minutes Worth Watching for Elephants.

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