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West African Dance, Drum and Textile Workshop for Kids Aged 8-12 and 13-18

West African Dance, Drum and Textile Workshop for Kids Aged 8-12 and 13-18

Company:

Jamal Jackson Dance Company

Location:

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century. 2980 Route 66, Chatham, NY 12037

Dates:

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 8:30am
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 8:30am
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 8:30am
Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 8:30am
Friday, August 15, 2014 - 8:30am

Tickets:

$175/$150 members for the week-long day camp program. Generous scholarships are available. Pre-registration is required.

Company:
Jamal Jackson Dance Company

For the third summer in a row Jamal Jackson and members of his dance company will teach West African dance to children and teens at PS21. This year the workshop has been expanded to a full morning of dancing, drumming, and textile design.  Workshop participants investigate traditional West African dance, a highly expressive, physical, art which aims to create interconnectedness within the community. The workshops are accompanied by live drumming. Participants also learn about West African textile design from fiber artist Susannah White by creating pieces using traditional dye-resist techniques. Each day ends with a drumming lesson from the Company’s talented drummers. Drums are provided for those who do not have one. On Friday the workshop participants present a public performance. 

Tickets can be purchased at www.ps21chatham.org or by calling 1-800-838-3006. For other information about this or any other event at PS21, please call (518) 392-6121.

 

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