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Art of Improvisation

Students will discover the social and cultural connections of the rhythms of the djembe and balafon from West Africa, the berimbau and pandeiro from Brazil, and the rumba from Cuba, as they are performed by these two accomplished artists. They will also have an opportunity to learn some of the dances that accompany these rhythms, as well as how to "improvise" and create their very own musical phrases.


Rhythmic Tapestries


Single: $320 | Double: $480

Technical Needs

There are no technical needs necessary for this performance offering

Study Guide

No study guide is currently available online for this performance offering

About Rhythmic Tapestries

Nanette Ledet atteneded Tulane University before relocating to New York to pursue her career as a dancer, choreographer and percussionist. She studied on scholarship at the José Limón School and with Finis Jhung, and performed with DanceBrazil, Solaris Dance Theater, Stephen Petronio, New York Shakespeare Festival, Djoniba Mouflet's Drum and Dance Ensemble, among others. Her choreographic achievements include being awarded the prestigious Louisiana Division of the Arts' Artist Fellowship for Choreography in 2004 uk choreographing the first season of the Distey TV show The Imagination Movers.

Please ask about workshops offered.

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Audience for this Offering

Grade Level/s

1st Grade
2nd Grade
3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade
6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade
9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade
12th Grade


Multicultural Studies
Social Studies

Art Genre/s

Movement and Dance


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