The Fort Wayne Dance Collective supports three Touring Company performances:
Dancing Through the Planets
Fort Wayne Dance Collective’s Dancing Through the Planets is a 40-minute story-dance that follows main character, Sally, and three other dancers through our solar system. Sally discovers the characteristics of each planet and the sun through unique use of props, scarves and puppets while involving students in the process.
Dancing Through the Pages
This lively and entertaining performance aimed at elementary school students combines dance and children’s literature to emphasize the importance and excitement of reading. Designed to enhance reading readiness and promote literacy, this performance includes dances based on the books “Princess Smartypants” by Babette Cole, “The Gold Coin” by Alma Flor Ada, “The Z was Zapped” by Chris Van Allsburg, “The Foot Book” by Dr. Seuss, as well as others.
Dancing Through the Pages has been performed with enthusiastic popularity and success in many libraries and over 150 elementary schools in Indiana, Missouri and Oklahoma over the past five years.
A Village Beyond
This unique and global performance celebrates Asian culture through Taiko drumming, Haiku poetry and T’ai Chi Chuan movement. It includes the history of animals in the Asian culture, as well as background on Taiko drumming, allowing participants to try out the big drums. This performance is for all ages.
Booking Information Contact: Artistic Coordinator, Ashley Benninghoff