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HAVANA HOP: a children’s tale of culture and identity

January 22 - 26, 2024 Temple Theater

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Venue Temple Theater

Grades preK-3

Salsa flavor meets hip-hop style! Young Yeila dreams of being a superstar, but her lack of confidence gives her awful stage fright. With advice from her mother, grandmother, and mentors, Yeila learns to look to her roots to gain confidence and be amazing!

Journey with Yeila as she travels to Cuba to visit her grandmother and discovers the strength of her multicultural heritage. The audience gets to dance along in this dynamic participation play, written and performed by Paige Hernandez with music by Nick the 1da.

This story speaks to anyone who rises to meet their future by calling on those who came before!

Curriculum Connections

Social Studies, 21st Century Skills, Music, Theater, Dance

Teacher Resources

Teachers will be granted access to supplemental materials to help students prepare for and to reflect on their experience at the theater. Materials are generally available four-six weeks before the performance.

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Contact education@dmpa.org or 515-246-2355 with questions about content or the reservation process.

Show Date Time   Availability
Monday, January 22, 2024 10:00 AM    
Monday, January 22, 2024 12:00 PM    
Tuesday, January 23, 2024 10:00 AM    
Tuesday, January 23, 2024 12:00 PM    
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 10:00 AM    
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 12:00 PM    
Thursday, January 25, 2024 10:00 AM    
Thursday, January 25, 2024 12:00 PM    
Friday, Janaury 26, 2024 10:00 AM    
Friday, Janaury 26, 2024 12:00 PM    

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Venue Temple Theater
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