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Intro to Capoeira

Developed in Brazil by enslaved Africans during the 16th century, the martial art of Capoeira, disguised as a dance and including acrobatics, music, and the Portuguese language, was used as a means to resist oppression in the relentless struggle for freedom. This program led by Leigh Robertson gives students the opportunity to participate in all […]

Dance Passport

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. With Nimbus Dance students experience how artistic innovation can transcend an individual’s background to achieve universal expression. Program options: In-person Please fill out this […]

Hip Hop 4 Health

Through energizing breakdancing and lots of audience interaction Hip Hop Fundamentals introduces students to a simple concept: You have the power to make decisions about your own health. Students follow one boy through a day, helping him choose what and how he can eat, drink, and play. Emphasizing that students can make their own health-based […]

Steppin’ & Stompin’: Ireland in Dance & Song

Trace the lineage of Irish dance from its traditional role in 18th-century Ireland to its success on the international stage with Darrah Carr Dance Company. 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 […]

Diaspora West African Drum and Dance Traditions Workshop

  This program is an intense study of the elements of various Diaspora West African drum, dance, song, storytelling, and masquerade traditions from Mali, Guinea, Senegal, Ivory Coast, and Ghana. This Jeannine Osayande & Dunya Performing Arts Company workshop allows students to understand how dance is used to communicate in different ways, and how dance […]

Diaspora West African Drum and Dance Traditions

Join Jeannine Osayande & Dunya Performing Arts Company as they 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, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Brazil, Haiti, and the United States. Program […]

Dances of India

This AATMA Performing Arts 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 […]

Soul Steps

Soul Steps speaks the language of rhythm! This showcase of the African-American dance tradition known as “stepping” explores how step started among African-American fraternities and sororities on college campuses as a means of unity and self-expression, and has deep roots in the migrant labor culture of South African gold mines. Students enjoy the high-energy step […]

Almanacro

In this exhilarating workshop with Almanac Dance Circus Theatre, students learn to overcome physical and mental boundaries, exercise their creative abilities, and cooperate with others through techniques of movement, storytelling, and partner balancing. Working individually, in groups, and as a class, students invent new body shapes, learn basic acrobatic skills, and play games that will […]

Civil Rights Movements

This Hip Hop Fundamentals assembly focuses on student involvement in the American Civil Rights movement through dance, audience participation, and a variety of interactive activities. The dancers tackle racism, segregation, and the struggle for freedom in a safe, family friendly atmosphere. Students hear the words of Dr. King, learn how nonviolent direct action helped end […]