In celebration of Black History Month, Setting the Stage is an interactive walk through African-American dance history. The multi-media 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 Executive Director 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 2014:
- Location: Your School or Business
- Date: Week of February 18-24, 2014
- Times: Between 8:30am and 3:00pm, during school day
- Fee: $600 per presentation
- Grades: 3rd – 12th
- Length: 60 minutes
- Other: Must have floor area (20′ x 30′ minimum)