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Using the arts to engage, communicate, educate, and collaborate with diverse communities to enrich lives

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FEBRUARY

Feb 26 : Sanaa ya Sanaa:
Celebrating Black History

Sanaa ya Sanaa revels in the cultural arts from the African Diaspora. Sanaa ya Sanaa (pronounced as Saa-nee-ah ya Saa-nee-ah) is Swahili for “Art in Art” or cultural arts. The event includes family activities and an afternoon showcase featuring music, dance, poetry, theatre, and visual arts complemented with fashion statements highlighting traditional, vintage, modern apparel, and accessories.ya Sanaa revels in the cultural arts from the African D

Workshop: 11:30am-1:30pm

Refreshments: 1:30pm-2pm

Showcase: 2pm-4pm

Botanical Garden, DuPont Room

JOIN US FOR OUR 50TH YEAR  CELEBRATION EVENTS ALL YEAR LONG!

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MARCH

17 : Spring Family Workshop

Learn about Native American, African, Asian diaspora through stories, dance, crafts and foods.
for people of all ages and backgrounds.

5:30pm-7:30pm 
One day only | Botanical Garden Studio

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APRIL

20,21,22 : SPECTRUM :
Showcase of the arts

A variety program of 10-minute plays, movement, poetry, and music/visuals.

Grandview University, Viking Theater 

JUNE

27-July 1st : SASI (Summer Arts and Science Intensive) Camp

A one-week day camp, Monday through Friday, concluding with a performance piece that demonstrates CLIMATE CHANGE through dance, music, visual arts, and theatre.

Our objective is to empower, educate, and encourage young minds to explore STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) especially as it relates to the environment.

Gateway Dance Theatre Studio

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JULY

7,8,9: Shakuntala

Gateway Dance Theatre's (GDT) Shakuntala is an innovative adaptation of Kalidasa’s beloved classic love story from India of Shakuntala and King Dushyanta. GDT will bring this vibrant, unique dance theatre play, back to the stage to captivate the audiences with dance, colorful costumes, and world music. 

Jamie Hurd Amphitheater in West Des Moines

OCTOBER

 22: Gala-International 50th Anniversary Dinner

International 50th Anniversary Dinner with keynote speaker Rekha Basu. The evening includes a visual montage display, video, artifacts, and live entertainment.

Des Moines Area Community College/Iowa Culinary Institute

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