The Motherhood and the Performing Arts (MPA) Project


MPA Project Travels

Travel, Family & the Performing Arts

 A black and white picture of Yvonne wearing a black sleeveless top, against a nondescript black and white background. Yvonne is smiling. She has brown eyes and curly hair with highlights.


Yvonne is a mother who loves to travel! She enjoys trying new food and learning about the history and culture of a new places.  Always ready for the next adventure, she is most happy when she is on the move.

Buddy is wearing a white polo shirt and black glasses. He has brown hair and brown eyes and is standing in front of a wood backgroud.


Buddy is a middle schooler who loves his cat.  He likes long road trips and traveling by plane. His favorite destination in the United States is New York City and his favorite international destination is London.

Why write about travel?

Travel was a part of the MPA Project from the beginning. In the first months of the project, Yvonne & Buddy went on tour to Las Vegas and did a family artist in residency at SPACE on Ryder Farm in Brewster, NY. Also, travel has also been a constant theme in the MPA Project because Yvonne travels a lot for her job in the performing arts.

The shift in focus to MPA Project Travels allows the mother son duo a chance to reflect on their shared journeys while sharing experiences with you. In homage to the project’s dance roots, Yvonne & Buddy film Movement Postcards, or short dance films, at most places they visit.

Yvonne & Buddy create family blogs based on firsthand knowledge and experiences of a destination. Their goal is to inspire parents and families to share time together engaging in new experiences whether the destination is near or far from home.

A collage of photos showing Yvonne and Buddy at various destinations around the world. Buddy's age changes in the different photos and so does his height. The collage background is white with the title MPA Project Travels in black.

How It Began

The Motherhood and the Performing Arts (MPA) Project began in 2016 as a mother and child multidisciplinary art project. The project explored the joys and challenges of juggling motherhood and a career in the performing arts. The original project had three components: 1) An earring collection, 2) Reflections a dance film created in collaboration with Dominic AZ Bonuccelli, 3) and a Blog.

In 2020, the dance film component of the MPA Project was folded into Stories from Home: COVID-19 Addendum, a series of dance films inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic that explored the themes of family, love, and isolation.

It was then that Yvonne and Buddy decided to shift the focus of the MPA Project Blog to their love of travel.