When the Collage Dance Company performs this weekend at Duke's Reynolds Theater, the audience will see young dancers and musicians working together to explore African and African American dance, music and traditions. As a bonus, the audience will also have a chance to see short claymation productions that are the work of 3rd graders at E.K. Powe Elementary Schools. The 1-minute films are interpretations of African proverbs.
The EK Powe students learned to create claymation through the Pepsico K-12 Technology Mentor Program, which is under direction of the Duke University Libraries' Dorothy Black. To see "The Baobab Tree," one of the student films, go to http://www.duke.edu/~dkblack9/movies/baobabP_ref.mov
For more information about the Collage Dance Company's presentation of "Bantaba - Celebrate The Dancing Ground," go to http://cam06.auxserv.duke.edu/peo/show.asp
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