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.
HENRY 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
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!