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Artistic Director Chuck Davis
This year’s 37th annual DanceAfrica celebration—the largest festival of dance from the African diaspora in the country—brings performers from Madagascar. This exclusive school-time performance offers a rare opportunity for your students to be immersed in the traditional history, music, movement, and culture of this vibrant continent.
What does the performance of the dancers from Madagascar
demonstrate about their culture? What would you think about the
country if you just saw it depicted in a movie like
COMMON CORE STANDARD: RL.7.9
Madagascar is an island nation. How could its isolation have
affected the cultural development of the country relative to the
rest of the African continent? Cite specific examples or
comparisons to back up your idea.
COMMON CORE STANDARD: RL.7-12.1
BAM study guides make Common Core State Standard connections clear and simple for every production and screening, providing specially-tailored teaching tools and lesson plans.
BAM teaching artists visit your classroom for an engaging, interactive workshop, providing your students with invaluable information to deepen their understanding and experience of the performance or screening.
A cross-cultural dance collaboration between an Argentine troupe and a New York-based company.
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