Michelle Bach-Coulibaly develops movement-theatre and cultural studies programs that incorporate live drumming, singing, dance, storytelling, film and ritual play.
Her program, New Works/World Traditions, is a high energy multicultural educational and concert stage performance troupe of world class musicians, dancers, actors and writers. Their interactive presentations are researched in Mande performance traditions from West Africa. New Works/World Traditions' mission is to educate through the power of performance and active participation. They offer evening-length concerts as well as in-school residencies, workshops and master classes that incorporate masquerade theatre, drum making, literacy/oral history, song, proverb and choreography.