Aya Shabu

Aya Shabu is a performer, theater choreographer, and dancer living in Durham, North Carolina. Passionate about preserving African diaspora cultural traditions, Aya founded Whistle Stop Tours —a performance based walking tour company sharing African American stories in celebration of Durham’s history. A 2012-2013 Emerging Artist Grant recipient, Aya has choreographed for some of the Triangle’s best theatrical productions. Aya toured “The Parchman Hour” to Mississippi for the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides.REQUEST AYA SHABU


GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Workshop
Doc-U-Memories (field trip-walking tour)

Doc-U-Memories is an interactive game-ified walking and “place-keeping” experience where students work together to explore historic neighborhoods, symbolic monuments, and sites of civic engagement to find clues and solve challenges in a history scavenger hunt. 90-minutes (field trip- walking tour) The workshop will take place on-site in one of three historic African American neighborhoods (Hayti, West End, or Black Wall St.). Workshop Lesson Plan

Max Participants: 40

Duration: 90 minutes

Special Requirements: The workshop will take place on-site in one of three historic African American neighborhoods (Hayti, West End, or Black Wall St.). Teachers are encouraged to support the workshop by playing along with students.

Fee: $487.50 per class

GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Workshop
Doc-U-Memories (school campus)

Doc-U-Memories has an on-campus school option. Whistle Stop will design challenges, curate sites of exploration, and highlight relevant history specific and approximate to the school and surrounding environment. 90 minutes. *The workshop will take place on the school campus. *Workshop must be booked a minimum of 45 days in advance.

Max Participants: 40

Duration: 90 minutes

Special Requirements:
The workshop will take place on the school campus. Workshop must be booked a minimum of 45 days in advance. School staff must be available to conduct a guided site visit, and two 30 minute planning sessions with Whistle Stop. A minimum of one staff person must be available for set up and break down. Teachers are encouraged to support the workshop by playing along with students.

Fee: $888.00 per class