In Africa they say ‘if you can walk you can dance’!
During the show every child gets up and moves to the rhythms of Africa. With engaging African presenters the show is very interactive with children also experiencing body & vocal percussion & dance. A great fit for any school looking to experience a different culture & develop school spirit & foster an appreciation of cultural diversity. The show demonstrates the language of movement & music and its ability to unite people regardless of race, religion or age.
- Choice of 30 minutes to 60 minute sessions
- Dance to recorded music or with live drumming music
- 1-3 x Dancers/Facilitators
- A captivating drumming performance
- Every Child up & dancing, performing body percussion & vocal percussion
- Children learn about African culture through music & movement
Did you know?
Historically speaking dance is a concept that originated from the African colonisers. For an African, dance is not a separate activity it is part of a story that doesnt exist with out s song a story & music it all goes to gether as an expression. For many of the sub saharan cultures this interplay of dance, music, story & drumming plays a prominent role at any occasion of note. Whether that be a wedding, birth, death, healing ceremony …. drums & music unite the group & help bond the people together. Traditionally many of the cultures hava a caste or family whose role is to tell the stories of the tribe through music & dance. The ‘Griot’ (head musician) will be present all significant events & called in for healings & other situations when the welface of the group is at stake.
- 150 – 200 Students per performance for the mass participation shows
- Up to 30 students for the smaller group sessions
Early Stage 1 & Stage 1 – 30 to 45 minutes
Stage 2 & 3 (Ages 8 to 12) – 45 to 60 minutes
Stage 4, 5, 6 (Ages 12 —>) – 60 to 120 minutes
What to Wear?
Usual School clothes or Loose fitting/PE clothes & sports shoes
Hall or empty classroom with enough room for the children.
For the larger shows in the hall a microphone on a stand may be helpful.
A stereo System
For bookings & other information contact us on
1300 189 187