Inspired by the former Diversity Dance Workshop repertoire, Splinter integrates the energy and enthusiasm of youth with the dynamics of dance, music, and drama to educate our communities about the healing principle of unity in diversity and to inspire positive social change.
Through dance and movement-theater, Splinter confronts the destructive and divisive nature of racism, sexism, violence, the needs of the poor, and the importance of community support and unity. The goal of the performance is to create an open dialog with the audience in order to empower them to turn attitudes of apathy into enthusiasm, ignorance into understanding – working toward social change.
Splinter’s repertoire continually evolves and expands. Performances are tailored to accommodate various age groups and audiences. Most shows start with a high-energy, rhythmic hip-hop dance — to set a positive tone and engage the audience — and end in a joyful celebration of our diversity through an eclectic mix of cultural dances from around the world.
Performances can be booked for school assemblies, community gatherings and events. Repertoire topics focus on such issues as:
- Domestic Abuse
- Substance Abuse
- Gender Equality
- Racial Equality
- Body Image
- Gender Binary