100 Years of Popular Dance

Artist: Ramzi El-Edlibi

Assembly Description

In a powerful display of expressive movement, authentic costumes and dynamic rhythms, 100 Years of Popular Dance looks back on the music and dance of the 20th century. Students are introduced to the Tango, the Charleston, Swing and much, much more, all while being given a firsthand look at how these dances led to the present wave of Hip Hop. Complete with historical commentary and plenty of audience participation, this program is an enjoyable educational experience for all. Highly recommended is the accompanying workshop where students learn the dances.

Assembly Information

Grades: K-12
Curriculum Links: Dance, Physical Education, Social Studies
Price: Single performance $850
2 back-to-back $1250
Program Length: 45 minutes
Artist travel fees may apply
The performances are tailored to the particular age level and special needs of the audience.
Related residencies and workshops available

Technical Requirements

The artists may arrive 1 half hour to 1 hour prior to first performance of the day. Please have the following set-up ready for them upon their arrival.

  • Clean, clear stage
  • Changing room or space backstage to change (should be located next to stage) a table should also be placed in this area

About the Artist

Ramzi El-Edlibi is a graduate of the Lebanese School of Dance and has a degree in Classical Ballet from the Conservatoria de Madrid. Ramzi also has a wide background in Middle Eastern dance, North African dance, and Flamenco. Ramzi has choreographed, performed and taught throughout the United States and in the Middle East, France, Russia, Spain and Japan. In New York, he established the “Ramzi El-Edlibi Dance Company,” winning acclaim from many dance critics. He has performed and conducted workshops for over 60,000 children.