Creative Connections’ annual tour brings talented international youth performing troupes to area elementary, middle and high schools. Here the international students, ages 12-19, meet with, perform for, and give workshops to school audiences during half or full day visits. Performances feature the youth sharing their culture through music, song, dance, and/or theatre.

Each show begins with a video taking the audience “back home” to see the schools, homes, and rehearsals of the performers.

An important component of our tour is the interaction between the performers and their American peers. The group gives “hands-on” and “feet-on” workshops, visit classrooms, shares meals, and stays in the homes of local families.

Our tours provide our student audiences with entertaining, authentic performances and workshops given by talented young performers from around the world. The “creative” connections made between audience members and performers are what makes our tours special.

Program Goals

International Young Performers’ Tour student participants will:

  • Expand their awareness, understanding and appreciation of the lives of peers living in another country
  • Gain a new perspective of their own culture by learning similarities and differences between their peer student-performers
  • Discover the power of the performing arts to convey cultural and values
  • Build their cultural literacy skills through a heightened interest in learning about other cultures around the world

Now Booking for Spring 2018:  Abantu Mu Buntu from Uganda

Gifted 11 – 18 year old Ugandan performers present spellbinding tribal dances, drumming, songs, music, and folktales from their home in East Africa.

Abantu Mu Buntu’s colorful costumes, beautiful voices and vibrant dancing transport audiences to their traditional homelands of Uganda, a land rich in culture and spirit.
Audiences will not only enjoy watching these amazing young performers, but will also have the opportunity to sing, dance and drum with them.

The company is led by master choreographer and teacher Frank Katoola. As founder of Tender Talents Theatre Company, an umbrella organization for children’s theatre and music in Uganda, Frank has brought groups to the USA on four previous tours with us. In addition, Tender Talents Theatre has performed at the East Africa Winners Festival, the International Theatre Festivals of Children in Germany and Canada, and the World Festival of Children’s Performing Arts in Japan.

Click Here to view tour flier including fees and booking info.

Resources for your School before Abantu Mu Buntu Visit:

Abantu Mu Buntu Teachers’ Guide

Abantu Mu Buntu Poster for Schools

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