Education | Virtual Programs | Grades K—12

Experience Senegal: Senegalese Dance and Music

 
Grades K—12
 
Sep 22, 2019—May 23, 2020
 
 

Dive into the rich culture of Senegal in this virtual dance workshop

 
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WAATO SiiTA

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: History (Africa), Dance, Music

Celebrate traditional Senegalese movement styles and indigenous songs with this dynamic workshop that gets students moving and singing, led by experts in African dance.

In this program, students:

  1. ・Watch a dance performance excerpt by Senegalese dance troupe WAATO SiiTA, recorded in high-definition from BAM’s DanceAfrica 2017 festival.
  2. ・Learn a version of the same dance under the guidance of BAM teaching artists, who provide live drumming accompaniment, in a workshop streamed live in the classroom
  3. ・Learn a Senegalese drumming call and response, practice common Wolof words and phrases, and engage with Senegal’s culture and history through other dynamic activities included in an online pre- and post-show study guide.

This virtual workshop run 55 minutes, including performance excerpts. Fee: $250.


Leadership support for virtual programming provided by the Altman Foundation.

 
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