Africa: A study of African folklore and its importance in African culture and history. The dance will demonstrate how ideas that come from text, music and oral tradition are communicated through movement.
Antarctica: An engaging and (at times) humorous reflection on the fascinating world of Antarctica’s penguins. Costumes and props bring penguin behavior to life.
Asia: A dance representing famous haikus in Asian literature and the work of artist Matsuo Bash. The musicality, syllabication and mathematics of these works are taught through the movement.
Europe: A moving historical account of the Mischling (part-Jewish) during WWII and the role Science and Technology played during the Holocaust.
North America: A lively work performed by four male dancers who represent miners during the time of unionization. It teaches the origin of the word “red neck” and uses images to teach American History.
Oceania: A colorful representation of three unique and inspiring creatures that inhabit the ocean waters surrounding New Zealand. Large fabric props bring to life the mystery and power of the ocean.
South America: A work celebrating the idea that all people have unique cultural differences but have many things in common. The martial art form of capoeira and the samba are incorporated into the movement.