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Sancocho

About the artist

Iris Rosa, dancer, is a professor in the department of African American and African Diaspora Studies and Director of the African American Dance Company. Her specialties are teaching and choreography in the genres of contemporary, modern, jazz, and traditional dance. Tony Artis works as a freelance musician in Indianapolis and is an accomplished percussionist, drum maker, and bass guitarist.  He has worked with dancers and theatres and presents workshops throughout the city and state.

Programs

Instrument Making

Workshop

Students will each make a traditional instrument with an authentic sound from common, everyday materials. Choose one: maracas, frame drums, tambourines, pop top shakers, or African thumb pianos.

This program meets standards in 21st Century Skills African Culture Critical Thinking Life Skills Social Studies South/Central Amer. & Carribean Culture World History & Culture
  • Grades: 3-56-89-12
  • Length: 94 min
  • Audience Limit: 15
Single: $113

Materials: $3 per student
For larger groups, an additional artist can be requested

Chancleta: Dance and Music

Workshop

This Cuban art form is presented with a high level of student interaction. Students will learn the chancleta, a dance created by African slaves popular in the eastern part of Cuba. Students will learn the traditions rhythms as both dancers and drummers.

This program meets standards in Health & Wellness Physical Education Social Studies South/Central Amer. & Carribean Culture World History & Culture
  • Grades: 3-56-89-12
  • Length: 45 min
  • Audience Limit: 30
Single: $169

Music and Dance Collage

Performance

Lively percussion music, energetic songs, and exciting dances will show students the unique mix of cultures that created the African Diaspora in Latin America.

This program meets standards in Social Studies South/Central Amer. & Carribean Culture World History & Culture
  • Grades: K-23-56-89-12
  • Length: 45 min
  • Audience Limit: 300
Single: $444 Double: $594

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