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Setting the Stage

2016-Setting-the-StageIn 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


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