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African Culture Connection Streaming Event

African Culture Connection Streaming Event

Saturday, October 17, 2020 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Price:$12.00
Red Cloud Opera House
413 N. Webster Street
Red Cloud 68970

African Culture Connection endeavors to promote understanding of Africa's unique place in the world through drumming, dancing, and visual arts. The group promotes unity and multiculturalism while offering audience members fun, social, and physical activities.

Executive Director Charles Ahovissi, formerly of the Ballet National of Benin, West Africa, creates an authentic African village ambiance, utilizing traditional costume and instruments to teach history, music, art, and dance. Thus, the group provides a multicultural experience through a truly hands-on interaction with African culture. 

We will be streaming a pre-recorded performance on Saturday, October 17, and will share the private link for viewing with paid ticket holders. An encore presentation in the Opera House, along with live Zoom sessions with the artists, will be scheduled at a later date.

For educators, students, and the general public, there will also be a free Zoom Q&A about African Culture Connection's lesson plan materials scheduled at a later date. To participate remotely, please fill out this brief Google form and we will send you a link to the Q&A. Please contact Rachel Olsen, Education Coordinator, at rolsen@willacather.org or (402) 746-2653 with any additional questions. 

The Nebraska Arts Council, a state agency, has supported this arts event through its matching grants program funded by the Nebraska Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Gary and Beverly Meyer
Casey's General Store  

 
 


Health Precautions: We are following guidelines from the South Heartland District Health Department for Phase IV of the Directed Health Measure. Performances at the Opera House will occur with maximum attendance at 75% of rated occupancy. Most seats will be available in pairs, with a distance of six feet between each group of seats. Face coverings are to be worn at all times while inside the Opera House. Concessions will not be available, but patrons are welcome to bring a water bottle (no glass).


African Culture Connection Lesson Plan: Dahomey Applique Project

African Culture Connection Lesson Plan: Dahomey Applique Project
African Culture Connection Lesson Plan: Dahomey Applique Project

Please follow these lesson plans and video tutorials to make your own Dahomey Applique at home before the Opera House event!

For more information about African art and folklore, please visit the virtual gallery for our recent exhibit, "Wandering Spirit: African Wax Prints," and be sure to check out our additional resources, including a recorded reading of Anansi the Spider.