SASI CAMP 2022
Summer Arts & Science Intensive
Water is Life
ONE-WEEK DAY CAMP June 20–24 | 9 am–3 pm
Gateway Dance Theatre Studio | 315 East 5th Street #12 | Des Moines, Iowa 50309
SHOWCASE PERFORMANCE June 24 | 5:30 pm
Stoner Theater | Des Moines Civic Center | 221 Walnut Street Des Moines Iowa 50309
Grades 4 - 12 are invited to join us for a one-week day camp designed to empower, educate, and encourage young minds to explore STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) especially as it relates to the environment.
The week will conclude with a performance piece by participants that demonstrate WATER through dance, music, and visual arts, and this year we introduce creative writing and theatre - where the participants devise monologues or scenes keeping with the theme!
Masks are required.
Early Registration (until May 15) $125
GDT thanks Des Moines Water Works for sponsoring this year's SASI Camp!
Meet our Guest Artists
Cecil is a Professor of Practice of Dance at the Washington University, St.Louis. He is also the Director of Undergraduate Studies of Dance and the Co-Chair, PAD Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Working Group
Sarmishtha is an international choreographer/dancer and the Artistic Director of Aavirbhav Arts, Ahmedabad, India. She is also the visiting faculty of the Department of Arts, Gujarat University, India.
Lo Stone: Creative Writing and Theatre
Lo Stone is an actor, director, and writer, and she is currently studying Theatre Arts and Creative Writing at Grand View University. Lo is a graduate of Des Moines Area Community College and received a Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Certificate of Merit for her Direction of The Creative Age in 2021 and she was a 2021 Irene Ryan nominee for her performance in Romeo & Juliet. She has been a member of the acting troupes, Yours, Mime & Ours, The Buskers of Suburbia, and The Rounding Shakespeare Company. Lo resides in Des Moines with her incredible husband and is proud to call herself a mother of seven and grandmother of one.
Our guest speaker
Dr. Prasanna Jogdeo
Prasanna is a passionate environmentalist, with a Ph.D. in Marine Biotechnology from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and now an entrepreneur in India working with water sustainability. He co-founded Lemnion Green Solutions to promote and provide tailor-made and eco-friendly solutions to complex environmental problems. He believes that the sole purpose behind conceiving Lemnion is to bestow beneficial services that integrate into the social and environmental fabric for water treatment and its upcycling to animal feed, fish-farming, renewable energy, and other environmental advantages.
In his free time, Prasanna likes to travel and indulge in theatre. He is a hardcore movie buff and has acted in theatrical productions himself. He lives in Pune, India with his beautiful and artistic wife Tanvi and fur-baby 'Barfi'.