Mosaic Dance Theater Company and Guest Artist Elena Lentini
Mosaic Dance Theater Company presents an evening of dance from the Near East, which includes traditional folkloric dance and contemporary interpretive and fusion pieces. The program will be presented at the Hudson Guild Theater, 441 W. 26th St., New York, NY, and runs June 3, 4, 5 and 6, 2010.
Mosaic Dance Theater Company, under the Artistic Direction of Samara Adell, the company's choreographer, will perform vibrant choreographies from the repertoire (a contemporary Egyptian oriental dance, a Tunisian scarf dance, Khaleegi dance of Saudi Aribia, a Saiidi suite featuring cane, cymbals and balas), as well as new pieces (a Turkish tambourine dance, a Moroccan Shikhatt dance, classical oriental dance), and a story-theater retelling of a folktale from Oman. An internationally respected teacher and performer, Samara was protegee to the late master dancer/teacher/choreographer Ibrahim Farrah. As principal dancer in Mr. Farrah's Near East Dance Group, she performed in some of America's most prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall, and Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Also featured in the program is an exuberant Lebanese folkloric dance choreographed by Mosaic's Special Guest Choreographer, Ghassan Fadlallah. Born into a performing family in Lebanon, Ghassan has lived and breathed music and dance all his life. He joined Lebanon's acclaimed Caracalla Dance Company, studying intensely while performing on the world's finest stages for 20 years, and becoming the company's lead dancer. Now teaching Middle Eastern folkloric dance and theatrical expression workshops worldwide, his expertise is unsurpassed. The production features Mosaic dancers Samara, Morgiana Celeste Varricchio, Nina Brewton, Nahoko Sugiyama, Jennifer Bocian, Dianna Dwyer and Rie Sueyoshi.
Joining Mosaic for this production is Special Guest Artist Elena Lentini and her Caravanserai Dance Theatre, presenting a Moorish suite that includes two New York premieres: Ms. Lentini in a solo dance, "Remembering Alba", and Ravel's "Bolero" danced by the Caravanserai company, Andrea Beeman, Elizabeth Ewald, Anne Hitchcock, Kerri O'Neill, and Yoshina. Also on Ms. Lentini's Spanish-themed program is the popular "Vamos a Baile", performed by Ms. Lentini and Marie Aquirre. Ms. Lentini's theater works and teaching continue to innovate the dance while honoring its traditions. "Ms. Lentini... (Makes) a strong case for Oriental Dance as a theatrical dance form." (Jennifer Dunning, NY Times).
Performances are June 3, 4, 5 at 8:00 PM, and June 6 at 3:00 PM. All tickets are general admission. Advance purchase tickets, $30.00 by credit card only.
Order online until 3 hours before curtain at: www.BrownPaperTickets.com/event/105839. Order by phone: Brown Paper Tickets, 1-800-,838-3006.
At the Door if available: $35.00, cash only. Reservations are recommended. For more additional information visit: www.MosaicDanceTheaterCo.org
Hudson Guild Theatre
441 W. 26th St.
New York, NY 10001
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