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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 […]

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 […]

From Africa to Brazil – The Afro Brazilian Folkloric Show

Maintaining the philosophy of encouraging and preserving the Afro Brazilian arts in their various manifestations, we present a folkloric show that remains true to the roots and traditions of the Afro Brazilian culture. Including Maculêlê, Samba and a look at the development of Capoeira in Brazil from the streets and marketplaces to the Academies. The […]

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 […]

Boom Buckets Around the World!

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 […]

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 […]

Traditions of Chinese Acrobatics

In this mesmerizing one-woman acrobatic performance, Li Liu performs hand balancing, plate spinning, artistic cycling, ribbon dancing, foot juggling, and more. Students join her to create an impromptu ribbon dance and try their hand at plate spinning. Students learn about Chinese language and culture as Li Lui explains some of the rituals of Chinese New […]

Stories from Around the World

Take your students on a lively dance expedition with Nimbus – exploring culture, language and history from throughout the world. With stops in China, Sweden, and Cuba, students make connections between dance and literacy with this performance based on folktales, historical events, and cultural traditions. Bright costumes, engaging music, and live narration enhance the program, […]

Folktale Fun

Clever spiders, signifying monkeys, and grinnin’ buzzards are just some of the intriguing characters in Folktale Fun. This interactive program is ideal for preschoolers and elementary school-aged children. Performing in her signature high-energy style, TAHIRA captivates young audiences while imparting universal values such as appreciating differences and being kind with your words. Family audiences around […]