Anansi the Spider

Moving MattersKC - Harlan Brownlee

This workshop is available in person or virtually SYNCHRONOUS (live).


Anansi is in trouble!


Each of his six sons has a special gift they use to help Anansi get out of trouble. Students will use the instrument of their body and design six shapes that represent the six sons. Using the ideas of motif and variation, students will explore different ways to move the shapes. Finally, students will dance the story of Anansi and his six sons.


To schedule this program please contact us at 816-531-4022 or by email at


Grade Levels: K,1,2,3

Fees: $127 single, $109 each for 2 or more on the same day / The break between workshops must not exceed 90 minutes to receive the reduced rate. Title 1 Schools may qualify for funding assistance.

Maximum Audience Size: in person 30; virtual 15

Availability: Year round

Program Length: 45 minutes

Location: At Your School

Teacher Guide: Anansi the Spider

Requirements: A large, clear space for dancing, preferably a gymnasium or multi-purpose room. Teachers must be present at all times during workshops.

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