Ballet International Africans

Grant Year:  2017

Ballet International Africans is hosting a series of music and dance workshops to children on the autism spectrum and their caregivers. This group is providing a space for autistic children to express themselves creatively while giving caregivers relief and support. 

 

Grant Year:  2015

Ballet International Africans is hosting a cultural arts workshop series focused on African dance, drumming, song, and theater.  The series ends with a final performance and a traditional West African party called a Dundunba. The group hopes to offer a creative outlet for youth while engaging the community and addressing concerns such as arts in schools and bully prevention practices.

Grant Year:  2014

Ballet International Africans is holding a drumming workshop series called 'Awo Iyami', which in the Yoriba language means 'Mysteries/ Secrets of Our Mothers'. The workshop is open to the public and will teach drumming to teens as a way of passing on musical and cultural traditions to the next generation. Teens will also engage in conversation about drumming and culture.

Grant Year:  2013

Ballet International Africans is hosting a multi-day African and Latino cultural arts conference and concert for families. The first of its kind in South Jamaica, the event consists of workshops on dance, drumming and folklore, panels and seminars, and participatory performances.

Grant Year:  2011

Ballet International Africans are hosting a two-month workshop series for Queens families on dance, drumming, and folklore of West Africa.  The camp will also host cooking lessons, a food fair, workshops with nutritionists, and a final performance showcase.