In collaboration with Operation Unite, we are pleased to announce the presentation of They Dance For Rain: A Slideshow at the Hudson Area Library on Tuesday, August 5 at 7pm. They Dance For Rain is a dance-making project that works with arts-for-social-change organizations in Nairobi, Kenya. It is created and directed by action-based dance artist Stefanie Weber in collaboration with fine art photographer Monika Pizzichemi. Both artists are Berkshire County natives and have studios based in Pittsfield, MA.
Since January of 2012, They Dance For Rain has brought tap shoes and the art form of Tap Dance to people with an interest and need for this unique kind of artistic self-expression. They also bring hoops to dance with and teach others the skills of making long-lasting dance hoops. They bring visibility to an otherwise unrepresented population of slum and ghetto dancers and dwellers through photography and film. In this area of the world, Tap Dance is still quite young and the eagerness to learn it is immense. Through this continuing global exchange of artistic dialogue, They Dance For Rain inspires a new generation of tap dancers. Continue reading →
Come make some beats (and some noise!) in the kids room with us! Kuumba Dance and Drum, a performing arts program of Operation Unite, will be joining us in the kids room on Tuesday, November 26 from 5:00 – 6:00pm. Come learn how to play traditional African music on the drums with us. Children and families of all ages are welcome to help us make some music!
Come make some beats (and some noise!) in the kids room with us! Kuumba Dance and Drum, a performing arts program of Operation Unite, will be joining us in the kids room on Wednesday, July 17 from 5:30 – 6:30pm. Come learn how to play traditional African music on the drums with us. Children and families of all ages are welcome to help us make some music!
In collaboration with Operation Unite, The Hudson Area Library is offering a free Children’s program in honor of Black History Month. The program will integrate creativity, literacy, history, and the arts as participants learn about the history and traditions of Black art, from music to visual art to dance. With featured guest artists, live music, hands-on creative activities, dancing, stories, and presentations made by youth for youth, this program is sure to be fun!
Join us in the Children’s Room Wednesdays from 4-5pm, beginning February 22 and running through March 21. The program is intended for elementary and middle school aged youth but all are welcome.
This special program is made possible with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the NYS Council on the Arts, administered in Columbia County by the Columbia County Council on the Arts through the Community Arts Fund.
Join us during Spring Break for a celebration of Bengali heritage with hands-on participation, a children’s story, music, and traditional dress. This special program will be held on Thursday, April 21st, from 3:30-5:30pm, in the library’s Children’s Room.
This program is part of the Cultural Stories and Dance Series, presented by the Kuumba Dance and Drum in collaboration with the Hudson Area Library and supported by Operation Unite, New York and the Columbia County Council on the Arts through the New York State Decentralization Grant.