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Dances of the World

In this exciting and interactive program, beautifully costumed dancers share the unique tradition of dance and music opening the eyes of students to diverse cultures. Students learn to appreciate and respect their own and other ethnic heritages as well as experience the similarities among the many cultures of the world. 

The ensemble includes 4-6 professional dancers and choreographers who present and teach dances from Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Students will travel the world through this interactive look at several different regions through the medium of dance, color, and movement.

**Study guide can be provided upon request.




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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 Komenka

Komenka was established in 1979 as a non-profit arts organization with the purpose of portraying international folk cultures through dance and music. The ensemble includes professional and semi-professional artists from throughout the New Orleans community. Training with internationally recognized choreographers and musicians is highly stressed and reflected in program repertoire. Costumes are replicas or carefully designed adaptations of authenticated regional folk dress.  The ensemble has been featured throughout the United States, and has performed on many television/radio stations. Komenka is also very active year-round in educational institutions of all types and levels.

Komenka routinely self produces large programs of international ethnic dance and music as well as works in collaboration on a regular basis with numerous other notable arts organizations of New Orleans, such as the New Orleans Opera, the Jefferson Performing Arts Society, the Loyola University Ballet, the Jefferson Ballet Theatre (just to name a few).  Komenka has performed internationally since 1988 on numerous occasions in Bulgaria, Canada, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Poland and Russia. Komenka was the recipient of the first ever Big Easy Classical Arts Award for Ethnic Dance Presentation in 1993, and has received that prestigious award on numerous occasions since that time, most recently for year 2014.

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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


Multicultural Studies
Social Studies

Art Genre/s

Movement and Dance



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