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Family Arts Fest
Featuring Versa-Style Dance Company
Saturday, March 4, 2017 • 11 AM–3 PM • Versa Style Performance: Noon
Smothers Theatre & Gregg G. Juarez Palm Courtyard
Enjoy a family-friendly day of art, food, and fun, featuring face-painting, museum tours, backstage tours, an interactive dance party, and a free public performance by L.A.-based Versa-Style Dance Company—a dynamic troupe of some of the hippest street dancers in L.A. The energetic and uplifting show features hip-hop specialties like popping, locking, breaking, and house, along with salsa, West African, and merengue. Versa-Style Dance Company has some of the most committed and conscientious young artists in town, representing the diversity and beautiful complexity of Los Angeles; they aim to break down barriers of race and socio-economic backgrounds using dance to promote the freedom of expression, freedom of individuality, hard work, and self-discipline.
The day will also feature performances by the upbeat, danceable, and family-oriented Masanga Marimba, playing traditional and popular music from Africa and Latin America, and face-painting by Rainbow Painted Smiles. Pepperdine music and theatre students will perform popular musical renditions, opera, sketch comedy, improv games, and more.
The Weisman Museum features the exhibition Larry Bell: Pacific Red, which includes a new walk-through installation which explores the optical and reflective qualities of red glass.
TWO art projects will continue throughout the day: a big collaborative tree mural AND a take-home popsicle stick bird puppet!
|What Time?||What's Happening?|
|11 a.m.||Masanga Marimba Performance, Backstage Tour & Art Projects|
|11:30 a.m.||Masanga Marimba Performance, Museum Tour & Art Projects|
|12 p.m.||Versa-Style Dance Company Performance|
|12:30 p.m.||Versa-Style Dance Company Performance, Face Painting & Art Projects|
|1 p.m.||Versa-Style Dance Company Interactive Dance Party, Face Painting & Art Projects|
|1:30 p.m.||Pepperdine Student Music Performance, Face Painting & Art Projects|
|2:00 p.m.||Backstage Tour Face Painting & Art Projects|
|2:30 p.m.||Pepperdine Student Theatre Performance, Museum Tour, Face Painting & Art Projects|
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