Events & Workshops

Since 1972, Gateway Dance Theatre (GDT) has been moving to the rhythms of the world, fusing African-American, Caribbean, Asian and Indian music and movement into a multimedia experience for people of all ages and backgrounds.

Kids' Drum & Percussion Outreach Classes

 

School day & after school, school cultural days, special workshops. We bring drums and moving to the rhythyms of the world, to you!

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Embrace Performance, to be announced on Earth Day 

 

GDT’s new upcoming theatre /dance project EMBRACE uses the Arts to send the message of saving trees. Embrace is an innovative type of storytelling project that incorporates theatre,  movement, world music, and traditional shadow puppets from India. Shadow puppets have been used through the ages worldwide to bring theatre, stories, and messages to the community. This project integrates shadow puppets with actors and dancers.

GDT uses a heroic story from India to further awareness of climate change, the green effect, and how it connects to humanity using the profound words of, Chief Seattle, a deeply grounded environmentalist and Native American, who understood that the future depends upon respecting nature and all life: “Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect."

World Cafe & Drum Jam

Another project is “World Café” as intimate events at GDT- that invite artists –poets, visual artists, storytellers, musicians, skits, readings who will have the opportunity to use their own language to share the richness from other cultures.

 

The success of the various Heritage Festivals certainly indicate interest and further development in this area.

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Gateway Theatre - 315 East 5th. St. Suite 12 Des Moines, IA 50309 - (515) 283-8383

info@gatewaydance.com