Anansi the Spider

Jane Gotch [ view artist bio ]


Anansi is in trouble!

Each of his six sons has a special gift they use to help Anansi get out of trouble. Students will use the instrument of their body and design six shapes that represent the six sons. Using the ideas of motif and variation, students will explore different ways to move the shapes. Finally, students will dance the story of Anansi and his six sons with instruction from Jane Gotch. 


To schedule this program please contact us at 816-531-4022 or by email at

Grade Levels: K,1,2,3

Fees: $110 for 1 workshop; $95 each for 2 or more workshops on the same day / The break between workshops must not exceed 90 minutes to receive the reduced rate.

Maximum Audience Size: 30

Availability: Tuesday & Friday after 1 pm, Wednesday 8am -1 pm

Program Length: 45 minutes

Location: At Your School

Teachers' Guide: Anansi the Spider TPG

Requirements: A large, clear space for dancing, preferably a gymnasium or multi-purpose room. Teachers must be present at all times during workshops.

Standards: 1.1 1.1 Knows how a culture's art works and artifacts reflect its values and beliefs.6.2 6.2 Can talk about characters and their actions in stories.6.12 6.12 Listens and responds to a variety of media (e.g., books, music, videos).12.1 & 12.3

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