Free African dance and drumming workshop offered

GREEN BAY — The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is hosting an African Dance and Drumming Workshop on campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive, the week of Sept. 14.

Community members are invited to join UW-Green Bay students, faculty and staff for the free five-day dance and drumming workshop with April Turner, a playwright, author, actor, director and dancer with Life As Art Productions in Charlotte, N.C.

The workshops run from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily from Sept. 14 to Sept. 18 in the UW-Green Bay dance studio in Theatre Hall. Turner will work exclusively with children (ages 6 through 10) from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. each day. Parents are encouraged to bring their children.

Turner has written 12 stage plays, been seen on NBC’s ER, and the WB Network’s One Tree Hill, and has conducted countless workshops in theatre movement, African dance and acting.

Registration is required by calling UW-Green Bay Institute for Learning Partnership Associate Director Juliet Cole at (920) 465-5094; Louise King at (920) 406-1387; or Dawn Shimura at (920) 468-4114.

The workshop is made possible by a grant through the UW System Institute on Race and Ethnicity.

For more on Life As Art Productions, visit


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