For the spring semester at the UC DAAP Program, twelve
students have been working alongside members of Whoop Dee
Doo, a non-profit community arts organization that travels
nationally to create variety shows, workshops, installations and
other projects with youth groups and community members.
In PHASE ONE of this project, these students researched, sourced
materials, and co-designed a large-scale live action landscape
installation and set design for the performance in the UC
In PHASE TWO, the students thoroughly researched their
community, presenting images and information on over 75
performers and performance groups from the Cincinnati
community. We contacted and discussed the project with dozens
of Cincinnati performers, and landed on our perfect match: Los
Embajadores Peruanos. These Peruvian folkloric dancers were
willing to take on a full collaboration, allowing twenty artists
to re-construct their entire appearance and performance.
PHASE THREE involved pairing up with amazing high school
students from the Lighthouse Youth Program including Ziala
Danner, Jayvon Lackey, Mykeesia McCoy and Courtney Jackson.
These students took on creative roles to collaborate with Whoop
Dee Doo, UC students, and Los Embajadores Peruanos and made
important and meaningful decisions for the outcome of the
project. They practiced the important roles of stage direction, set
and costume design, and the functions of moving sets and props.
Lastly, PHASE FOUR focused on our collaboration with Los
Embajadores Peruanos. We learned about the history and
culture of their costuming and dance, more specifically
about the TUNTUNA, a dance from the Aymara Culture with
strong African roots. The dancers generously worked with us
to create a new performance.
All of these elements were thoughtfully tied into the theme
of the installation. Our Lighthouse Youth students worked
alongside college artists to sketch, design and create their
We are honored to present to you our final piece, only
possible with the great efforts of our large and extremely
talented crew. ENJOY THE SHOW
UC 3D Studio Elective Students:
Creative Direction: Jayvon Lackey
Costume Design: Mykeesia McCoy & Ziala Danner
Stage/Set Design: Courtney Jackson
Special Thanks to Tiana Johnson
Los Embajadores Peruanos:
Whoop Dee Doo 3D Studio Faculty:
Erin Zona, Matt Roche, Jaimie Warren
Whoop Dee Doo artist:
Whoop Dee Doo Education & Programming:
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