April 2, 2016
Venue: BAM Hillman Studio (BAM Fisher)
Time: 9am - 11:30am
Fee: $30 per educator ($20 per educator at DOE discount)
Max 25 participants
The nation's largest festival dedicated to African dance returns for a 39th year, giving students the chance to engage with the diverse cultures of Africa and the African diaspora. This workshop provides classroom teachers and teaching artists an exclusive opportunity to work with Dr. Baba Chuck Davis, DanceAfrica’s artistic director emeritus and one of the foremost teachers and choreographers of traditional African dance in America.
Dr. Davis will provide an introduction to teaching dance of the African continent and its diaspora, connecting classrooms with core values, including nurturing respect for African cultures, children’s natural curiosities, and pride and accomplishment in participation. Through the investigation of dance and its deep connection with community, language and tradition, educators will be provided tools and principles to explore the cultures and customs of Africa and its diaspora through movement, song and music.
This workshop is intended for educators of all levels.
Educators who participate will be eligible for free access to BAM Education’s future DanceAfrica digital resources and video content specifically designed for the classroom, including live workshops with BAM Teaching Artists.
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