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Dance troupe from NYC pays a visit to Glenmont

Filed in Glenmont by on April 23, 2018

On Thur., April 19 the Glenmont PTA sponsored a special presentation by the Harambee Dance Company for students and faculty in an effort to continue to support the goals of fostering a sense of community and diversity within the school.

The troupe’s name, Harambee, is the Swahili word for “let us pull together,” which is exactly the goal of Artistic Director and Resident Choreographer Sandella Malloy. Malloy has developed a high-energy repertoire that pulls together African-based movement, modern dance forms, live percussion and original music, and vibrant costumes into captivating performances reflecting the majesty of the African Diaspora.

During the visit, the troupe performed the “Hakuna Matata” and “Dun-Dun Ba” dances and encouraged students to participate, calling some of them up to the stage. Additionally, the students learned about the Djembe and Dunun drums and how to play them. The troupe also spoke on the partnership between music and dance, how the music gives the dancers cues and the dancers listen – they work together.

A special thanks to the PTA for bringing the Harambee Dance Company to Glenmont!

For more pictures from the event visit the district’s Facebook page.