Pop Up Art events will be led by professional teaching artists from the Young Audiences roster.View the complete roster here.
Manga African Dance was founded in 1990 by
Afegbua-Sabbatt. The ensemble provides schools with authentic
programs and also trains aspiring performers interested in West African
dance. Manga performed at the Opening and Closing Ceremonies
the Centennial Olympic Games in 1996. The company's
repertoire includes dances and rhythms from Ghana, Senegal, Guinea,
Gambia, Liberia, South Africa and Nigeria.
A recipient of
several awards, Manga received the John Lewis office's Certificate of
Special Congressional Recognition in 2005 and 2006 as well as special
recognition from the National Council of Arts and Culture in Oshogbo
for "Great Authentic work in the USA."
Cross feels as passionate about teaching as she does about writing and
painting and has been doing so for 50 years. It is a
collaborative process between the student and herself.
won awards at IMAX.Atlanta Arts Festival, produced and performed multi
media events at 7 Stages, Center for Puppetry Arts, and Knitting
She has worked at The Children's School and has owned
Sylvia's Atomic Cafe, Sylvia's Art of this Century, and currently
Sycamore Place Gallery & Studios. She has lived and painted in
Costa Rica, Martinique, and Verona, Italy.
Cuban native Rene Herrera is a seasoned
veteran of Cuban symphonies and bands, a recording artist, and an
accomplished composer and arranger. His wife and partner Llilian
Herrera uses her background in classical music in concert with her
Cuban roots to create an intoxicating and soulful sound of her own.
Havana Son plays authentic Latin rhythms such as salsa, merengue, son,
cha cha, and boleros. They play traditional and modern styles of Latin
music the way you would hear them in their native countries. The duo
gives young and old alike the real flavor of other cultures through its
Latin rhythms and melodies, leaving audiences dancing in the aisles -
just as they would in the isles."