Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian art form that combines elements of dance, martial arts, acrobatics, music, and the Portuguese language. This program gives students the opportunity to participate in all aspects of capoeira while simultaneously promoting an active, healthy lifestyle. Balance, coordination, endurance, self-expression, and respect are just a few of the countless benefits capoeira fosters […]
Students and staff work together to create an interactive mural inspired by a theme or curriculum. Students learn about the history of murals, collect detailed reference materials, and research ideas for the mural. They then develop and transfer sketches onto Masonite panels, using a mix of traditional and contemporary methods. Through teamwork, they bring the […]
Originating in 17th-century Europe, paper quilling is the art of rolling, shaping, and gluing thin strips of paper together to make complex designs. Students will learn how to curl paper to create different shapes, and explore what makes good design and how to choose which colors and shapes to use to create dynamic three-dimensional pictures, […]
In this popular workshop, students gain hands-on experience doing origami, the Japanese art of paper folding that is currently practiced in many Asian countries. As they move through making three different age-appropriate origami models, students learn how to make common folds, and how to interpret both visual and oral instructions. Students also learn some of […]
By juxtaposing the dance works of acclaimed international choreographers from places such as Turkey, Cuba, and Taiwan, this inspiring program asks audience members to consider how cultural tradition affects identity and self-expression. Students experience how artistic innovation can transcend an individual’s background to achieve universal expression.
Trace the lineage of Irish dance from its traditional role in 18th-century Ireland to its success on the international stage. Featuring live music on the bodhrán and accordion, this spirited look at Irish dance and music presents the history, traditions, and costumes of this lively indigenous art form. The infectious energy of the performers is […]
Good dancing and drumming restores the community to wholeness. African Proverb Dunya Performing Arts Company members lay the groundwork for cultural sensitivity through intense study of the elements of various Diaspora West African drum, dance, song, storytelling, and masquerade traditions from Mali, Guinea, Senegal, The Ivory Coast, and Ghana. Our residency offers an artistic platform […]
Come along on a journey to explore some of the ways West African Diaspora cultural practices are used to affirm community, communicate values, enhance cultural sensitivity, and inspire meaningful dialogue. Program options include storytelling, dance, drum, and song from Mali, Guinea, Senegal, The Ivory Coast, Ghana, Brazil, Haiti, and the United States.
This workshop allows students to work in an interactive setting to establish a foundation for the evolution of Indian dance. Students will be able to differentiate between traditional dance forms, learn folk dances from different regions of India, and explore how Bollywood dance evolved into a global phenomenon. For residencies, the workshops will build choreography […]
Students discover the art of drumming! Participants have a blast playing everyday objects like buckets and garbage cans while they develop essential aural musical skills and learn how to read basic musical notation. Along their journey students experience music from different world cultures, participate in ensemble playing, and have the opportunity to perform in an […]