Lotus Music & Dance in partnership with Robert Browning Associates presents
World Dance Festival:
Dancing Across Cultural Borders
Featuring Performances by:
Saung Budaya Indonesian Dance, Trinayan Odissi Collective, Gorana Dance Collective, Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York, Kotchegna Dance Company, Kathak Ensemble & Friends, Danza España
Saturday, November 7, 2015
2pm & 7pm
General Admission: $25
Students, Seniors, Lotus Members: $20
Early Bird (Available through Oct. 30th): $15
(VIP tickets provide priority reserved seating and a refreshment voucher)
Faison Firehouse Theater
6 Hancock Place
New York, NY 10027
(124th Btw St. Nicholas and Morningside Avenue)
Take the A,B,C,D Trains to 125th Street
2pm: Indonesian, Northeastern Indian, Bulgarian & Japanese Dances
Portraying sensual movements with martial arts and electrifying rhythms, the Saung Budaya Indonesian Dance Group, led by Amalia Suryani, performs the traditional dances of West Sumatra, Sunda, Borneo, Aceh and Jakarta.
Under the artistic direction of Bani Ray, the Trinayan Odissi Collective revives a classical dance from Orissa, India, exposing audiences to the gracefulness and lyrical beauty that is Odissi.
Inspired by the ancient culture, rituals, and myths of Bulgaria, Elissaveta Iordanova and her Gorana Dance Collective revive the complex beauty of uneven rhythms through a masterfully woven tapestry of dance.
Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York's Minbuza, under the direction of Momo Suzuki, introduces audiences to the culture and history of Japan and the spirit of the Japanese people with authentic folk dances, music, colorful costumes, and props.
7pm: West African, North Indian and Flamenco Dances
The Kotchegna Dance Company, under the artistic direction of Vado Diomande, brings to life the ancient stories and legends of Africa's Ivory Coast performing a repertoire with masked dances, intricate footwork and explosive energy.
Janaki Patrik's Kathak Ensemble & Friends communicates the richness of Indian culture, performing the classical Lucknow style of kathak with its rich poetry and storytelling techniques.
Danza España, led by Yloy Ybarra, performs a diversity of flamenco dance traditions, highlighting the essence of Spanish dance, music, and song with choreography that adds fresh insight and inspiration.
We are able to provide this event through the gracious grant provided to us by the National Endowment of the Arts who was able to provide us partial funding for this event. Help us cover the difference! You can donate at our Crowdrise page (found here) or purchase a VIP ticket.