West African Dance

Teaching Artist: Alicia Sunshine Gbaho

Students explore dances from West Africa dance and the music, culture, and history associated with it. They acquire new vocabularies which they put to use as they perform and choreograph dances such as the Diansa and Mendianie.  The program may culminate in share-formances of original dances choreographed by the students working in small groups. Requires a large space, an empty classroom or a gym. Also available after school.

Audience: Grades 2-12
Format: Residency
Curriculum Connections: Health, Social Studies/Culture
Teaching Artist: Alicia Sunshine Gbaho

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