Bask Yourself in a Delightful Summer Day Chocked Full of Marvelous World Music And Dance Entertainment @ the Dance for World Community Festival: June 11th, Saturday (Noon – 10:00 p.m.)
A crowd of 15,000+ is expected at the 3rd annual Dance for World Community Festival and its easy to see why. This grand indoor/outdoor event, hosted by the Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre (see previous post), features dance performances from over 50 troupes from the Boston area and greater New England (about 30% of which represent various foreign cultures from across the globe). And, as an added bonus, there will also be free dance instruction, and a street dance party to end the show. Admission to all of this is entirely free, believe it or not, and the festivities are scheduled to go on- rain or shine . Nonetheless, let’s hope for the latter! Of course, all this ethnically oriented dance activity means there’ll be lots and lots of world music to be heard for everyone’s listening pleasure.
In keeping with the Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre’s steadfast mission of social consciousness, this event was created with the ultimate intention of raising the public’s awareness of the power of dance to motivate positive action aimed at the enhancement of the well-being of our wonderful planet, both within the local community as well as across the world. In recognition of this, some 20+ civic, environmental, cultural, and social service organizations will be on hand to inform festival attendees of the marvelous work they do for the betterment of our greater society. The ballet theatre’s efforts to bring you this magnificent event have been aided by the City of Cambridge, as well as various arts, civic, and social organizations and local businesses.
As far as the details go, there will be 4 stages of simultaneous dance performances going on well into the evening. Here is a list of world dance troupes who will be performing: Fran & Mariale Dance Fusion, Adam Ant Eve Dancers, Benkadi Drum and Dance, Boston Lykeian Ellinidon Greek Folkdance Group, Chu Ling Dance Academy, Deepa Srinath’s Dance Group, Iranian/Persian Dance Arts, Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre, Krakowiak Polish Dancers of Boston, Marsha Parilla/Danza Organica, Moves & Vibes Dance Co., Navarasa Dance Theater, Neena Gulati & the Triveni Ensemble, Ritmo en Accion, Hyde Square Task Force, Salsa y Control Dance Company, Salsa Matei Dance School, Snake Dance Theatre Company, Xuxhipilli Mexican Folkloric Ballet, African Community Education Program, and Anikai Dance. You can check out the official performer’s list as well as a full schedule in order to get the total picture of all the diverse dance entertainment which will be featured at this one huge event. And as if all this isn’t enough, the dance classes which are geared towards beginners of various ages cover a wide variety of dance genres. Ethnically speaking this includes: West African, Flamenco, Middle Eastern, Salsa, Bachata, Chinese, Afro-Haitian, Forro, Zouk, and other Brazilian dance forms, Tango Flow, Greek, and South Indian. Here’s your chance now to tryout that new dance you’ve been curious about. But don’t use up all of your energy just yet, because closing out the day, in grand fashion, will be the popular Latin ensemble Ten Tumbao for everybody’s dancing pleasure. Yay! More world music to keep the party going. So, if you’re searching for a local outdoor festival that provides plenty of world music entertainment, the Dance for World Community Festival is the place to be. So much world music and dance activity to partake of, all in one place- it definitely doesn’t get much better than this!!!
“Talk About Dance” – Want to get more involved in the promotion of dance as an effective instrument of positive societal change? Then come on out on Sunday to this enlightening seminar where you can not only listen to others ideas, but share your own as well. View the newsletter from last year’s discussion here. (See further event details below)
When: Festival: June 11th, Saturday (12:00 – 10:00 p.m.)
Seminar: June 12th, Sunday (2:00 – 6:00 p.m.)
Where: Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre (Harvard Square)
More Info: 617-354-7467 ( Monday – Friday – 9-5)
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