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Celebrate Hudson's 400 Anniversary
eba Dance Theatre!

Performance review:
“...eba's HENRY HUDSON & HIS RIVER performance offered students and adults the opportunity to better understand and reflect what happened here in Albany almost 400 years ago. Such opportunities are so important in fostering learning and creating the excitement and respect that is needed to support our beautiful state”.
        4th grade teacher at Guilderland Elementary School

Albany and the Hudson River Valley region of New York State will celebrate a significant anniversary in 2009 with the 400th Anniversary of our European founding by Dutch explorer Henry Hudson. It will be a wonderful opportunity to explore the Dutch heritage of the Hudson Valley and to celebrate with special events all year long.

eba Dance Theatre is offering a very special residency & performance HENRY HUDSON & HIS RIVER as part of the 2009 Hudson 400 quadricentennial celebration.

imageHENRY HUDSON AND HIS RIVER  portrays the adventures of explorer Henry Hudson in theatre and dance, as well as adaptations of Hudson River folk tales.

Local history has never been more exciting!

See for yourself why the arts make learning easy and enjoyable.



Learning a traditional Native American greeting

Participating with eba Artists

HENRY HUDSON AND HIS RIVER, accompanied by educational workshops and teacher packets, will be available to schools, community groups, and Hudson 400 festivities throughout 2009 as an eba Dance Theatre arts-in-education program. This performance and participatory workshop is specially designed to supplement local and state history curriculum. An eba Dance Theatre in school residency can look something like this. Teachers prepare students for the residency with the accompanying teacher packet pre-performance information. On residency day, students begin their morning with an eba workshop, covering the voyages of Henry Hudson and his important role in local history. The students re-enacted Hudson's voyages, focusing on his discovery of the Hudson River. Twelve fifth graders are selected by you to participate in the performance and attend a rehearsal with eba Artistic Director Maude Baum. The students will portray the Native Americans that Hudson encountered on his journey up the Hudson River. In the afternoon, all students watch the eba performing artists and their fellow students bring the story of Henry Hudson to life on stage. During the performance, eba reenacts an adaptation of a Native American legend about the origins of the Hudson River. After the residency day is over, the learning doesn't end. Teachers continue to deepen the learning with information and activities provided by eba in a teacher packet with post performance related activities and ideas.

Book your HENRY HUDSON AND HIS RIVER performance or residency NOW!




Students enjoying an eba residency

eba Dancers perform the Hula in "Dance Around Our World"

The Hare from "Fables & Tales"

eba brings over 35 years of experience in the field of Arts in Education (AIE). eba's Arts-in-Education Company everything but anchovies Dance Theatre performs, teaches workshops and conducts school and community residencies to bring the creative process into the classroom, to teach the entire child and reach non-traditional learners. The Company's work is designed to assist teachers and school districts to meet the challenge of helping all students achieve the NYS Standards for Learning.

imageeba has designed residencies for over 700 schools in the Northeast and internationally. Maude Baum, Artistic Director of eba is recognized as a leader and pioneer in the field of Arts in Education. eba Teaching Artists are professional performers and teachers...a unique blend of educator and creative artists.

(left) Students learn "The Virus March" during an eba GERMS Residency           


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