In celebration of Black History Month, Setting the Stage is an interactive walk through African-American dance history. The multimedia presentation combines live performances by local and national dancers, featuring new, original choreographic works, with a narrated slide presentation.
Setting the Stage was created in 1997 by KCFAA Chief Artistic Officer Tyrone Aiken, who was inspired by Classic Black – a photo documentary originally presented at the Lincoln Center in New York City to commemorate African-Americans in classical dance prior to 1970.
The program’s goals are to continue KCFAA’s mission of using the beauty and humanity of the African-American heritage, and other cultures, to unite people of all ages, races and backgrounds.
Program Quick Facts for 2017:
- Location: Your School or Business
- Date: Week of February 21-25, 2017
- Times: Between 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., during school day
- Fee: $600 per presentation
- Grades: 3rd – 12th
- Length: 60 minutes
- Other: Must have floor area (20′ x 30′ minimum)
Is your school an Arts Partner through Kansas City Young Audiences? KCFAA School Programs are listed in the ArtsPartners catalog. KCYA-Arts Partners Catalog
Call 816.471.6003 to purchase/schedule a KCFAA School Program
Setting the Stage Study Guide click here: Arts Education Programs Downloads