youth in arts dance residency
Afro-Peruvian Dance and Culture
This residency is an introduction to Afro-Peruvian culture through its music, people, and dance. In this residency, Mentor Artist Carmen Román will lead students through an exploration of traditional and contemporary Afro-Peruvian instruments, learn new rhythms, and practice a variety of different dances.
Ideal for grades 3-5.
Addresses national arts standards for dance and social emotional learning competencies.
You will need: Your own body and some space to move.
Meet the instructor
Carmen is a dancer, choreographer, educator, filmmaker, and emerging scholar. She was raised both in Lima, Peru, and in the Bay Area. As a choreographer, her work is deeply rooted in Afro-Peruvian dance vocabulary and also uses movements inspired by other dances of the African Diaspora and modern dance using her practice as an art form and a vehicle for self-expression.