Cox’s Creek students dance their way to Timbuktu

Louisville dance instructor Deborah Denenfield conducted a week-long residency at Cox’s Creek Elementary School recently. The visit was sponsored by a Kentucky Arts Council “Teaching Art Together” grant secured by CCES art and music teacher Kelly Kapusuzoglu.

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Deborah Denenfield leads the way to Timbuktu during a dance lesson at Cox’s Creek Elementary School. Fifth-graders in China Pearman’s class learned the Mouwa, a dance that originates from the West African country of Mali. Timbuktu, long fabled as “the remotest place on earth,” is the capital of Mali.

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Fifth-grader Candace Curtsinger, right, and classmates learn the Mouwa during a recent Kentucky Arts Council “Teaching Art Together” artist residency at Cox’s Creek Elementary School.

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