WORKSHOPS FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS
Our workshops are available in English, French or Spanish
Children in grades K-6 love to move and learn through engagement of the whole self. Our elementary workshops are focused on fun and games, exploring their own self-expression as well as learning to appreciate other cultures and ways of being.
Our goal is to let the children discover and experience drumming, singing and language! Children will have an opportunity to express themselves using these beautiful and engaging ancient art forms.
Every flourishing civilization provides for its children artistic expression and the ability to understand its meaning. During our drum workshops, the children will feel the strength and beauty that exists within each of them through engaging with the power of drum.
Assembly Program For Schools
Technical requirement for Assembly Program:
Set up time: 30 minutes
Wood floor measuring: 25 ft by 25 ft.
Number of performers: One artist on stage and 30 volunteers
About Malicounda Dance Company
Malicounda Dance Company can create a community-based performance for all kinds of events, for companies, schools and festivals. Children are chosen and given a 45 minutes workshop to create the performance. The volunteers perform on stage with Malicounda!
Our goal is to provide a multicultural experience with musical instruments from around the world. By sharing with children, teachers, and the community, we open minds to the world. We hope to inspire the creative nature of children and adults alike. Participating in an interactive group performance using drums and other percussion instruments allows all voices to be heard.
About the performance
Description of the performance
Some aspects of the performance are interactive; we will invite teachers and children to join us.
- Time: 50 minutes or more, if desired
- Songs with interactive clapping to help the audience learn rhythm.
- Dances: Improvisation (they will create their own dance).
Musical instruments from several countries will be introduced:
- Claves: Cuba
- Darbuka: Egypt
- Shaker eggs
- Talking drum from Ghana
- Kalimba: a wood soundboard and metal keys, played inside a gourd (Dizzee) for sound resonation.
- Djembe, Dunduns,