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Dancing Stories with April C. Turner

Celebrate Black History Month with the Museum of the Cape Fear and April C. Turner as Turner uses dances, stories and songs from traditional West African culture to affirm community building concepts such as working together, integrity, and perseverance. The meanings and uses of the songs and dances are demonstrated in a fun, high-energy, inspiring journey. The audience will have fun when the language Wolof, a West African language, is introduced to them. Together, Turner and the audience will explore the language of African dance symbols. Dancing Stories explores African folklore and demonstrates ways that African stories can bring a community together. At the end of the presentation, audience members are invited to participate in playing music together as a community. The program is a well-rounded cultural experience focusing on the strength of art to inspire, unite and educate.

Dancing Stories by April C. Turner for Black History Month

About April C. Turner

Dancer/storyteller, April C. Turner lives in Charlotte, NC and also works as a film/TV actress. Ms. Turner has had supporting roles in the made for TV movies, Ditch Digger’s Daughters, The Perfect Daughter, Her Deadly Rival, Stephen ing’s The Night Flier, Trinity Goodheart and Texas Cadet Murders among several others. Her work as an African dancer and culturist has taken her to Gambia, Senegal, Brazil, Mexico and Canada. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, April C. Turner tours theatre productions, concerts and residencies to communities throughout the country–using performances as tools to facilitate cultural education, promote literacy and build community with the arts.