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Article Credited to Bayou Life If you bully someone, it will hurt yourself,” nine-year-old Florence confidently states into a microphone to a group of attentive grade-school children. Some children sit in chairs with their summer camp counselors, while a talkative bunch huddle together on the floor of an event room in Ollie Burns Branch Library. Florence, wearing jean shorts, a tee, and an oversized hoodie, stands close to her mother, retelling her experience with school-yard bullies. Joining them on stage are four members of the Kabuki Dancers, a

Article Credited to The Acadiana Advocate They are an unlikely group of crusaders. Three dancers, a poet and a drummer. Their strength is a combination of narration, dance and live percussion. And a willingness to tackle the toughest of subjects. Jude Romero, Torrez Hypolite, Herb "Pucci" Green, Alex “PoeticSoul” Johnson and leader Terrance Morgan, collectively known as the Kabuki Dancers, are the progenitors of “Drop the BEAT,” which stands for Bullying Ends After Talking. On this morning, they're at the recently renamed Middlebrook Elementary. Of all the causes they could preach

View Article - The Daily Iberian Community activists from around Acadiana took to the Steamboat Warehouse Pavilion for a forum addressing bullying, gun violence, depression and other issues affecting many of our local residents. Community Call To Action was hosted by the Kabuki Dancers and featured a wide variety of speakers as well as non-profit organizations who made resources available for those attending who might be helped by them. Kabuki Dancers is a group of performing artists from the Acadiana area who work to spread positive messages in the area. Organizations

The Kabuki Dancers are known across the boot for their high intensity hip-hop routines and anti bullying messages. Now they’re taking a stand against gun violence. Recent gun violence in New Iberia inspired the Kabuki Dancers to expand their program. The group believes everyone can do their part to take a stand but they say it starts with the kids. The Shots Fired campaign officially kicks off Tuesday November 19 at the Acadiana Boy’s and Girl’s Club.

View Article - KATC3 Bullying Ends After Talking. The program aimed at stopping bully by encouraging children to talk about their problems held a program in New Iberia on Thursday The Kabuki Dancers put on an anti-bullying performance Thursday morning at the West End Park in New Iberia as part of the program. The "Drop the BEAT" program is part of the park's summer enrichment program. Organizers hope to children take the message of peace back to their communities and friends. "Hopefully the kids will take that message into their homes

View Article - The Advocate The Kabuki Dancers, a Lafayette-based performing arts group, is bringing its Drop the B.E.A.T. anti-bullying program to East Baton Rouge libraries this summer. The Bullying Ends After Talking program includes elements of Kabuki theater — dance, pantomime and emotionally dramatic roles. The schedule for the tour is: Monday, June 10 10 a.m. — EBR Scotlandville Branch Library, 7373 Scenic Highway 2:30 p.m. — EBR Delmont Gardens Branch Library, 3351 Lorraine St. Tuesday, June 11 2 p.m. — EBR Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road Wednesday, June 12 11