International Young Performers Tour - Creative Connections

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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

Spring 2018: 

Abantu Mu Buntu from Uganda

Gifted 11 – 18 year old Ugandan performers presented 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 transported audiences to their traditional homelands of Uganda, a land rich in culture and spirit.
Audiences enjoyed watching these amazing young performers, also had the opportunity to sing, dance and drum with them.

Enjoy a collection of photos taking during the 2018 Abantu Mu Buntu USA’s tour:

Resources for your School After Abantu Mu Buntu Visit:

Abantu Mu Buntu Teachers’ Guide

Abantu Mu Buntu Poster for Schools

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