If the Red Sox can begin to stretch those underutilized muscles in spring training down in Florida, we here in the throes of a frosty winter can too. There’s some interesting dance performances coming down the pike from past MCC fellows and finalists that we thought you might be interested in knowing about.
First stop, for school vacation week, is Opposites, an interactive performance designed for ages K-4 to teach kids about modern dance using the concepts of opposites, presented by Prometheus Dance. It’s this coming Thursday at 2:00 at the Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center. There will be live percussion by Francisco Molina, as well as six members of Prometheus Dance and narration by Tommy Neblett (choreography fellow ’08).
In March, get ready for the world of Sultans. With more than 15 dancers, Mavi Dance (Hale Pinar Zengingonul & Giorgi Shandize, choreography finalists ’08) along with the flamenco dancer Clara Ramona, aerial dancer Gina DeFreitas, and the Brookline Academy of Dance, will perform works from Turkey, Georgia, Caucasia, India, Spain and Middle East. Mavi Dance will present the new folk ballet piece Harem set to original music by Dr. Mehmet Ali Sanlikol. Be sure to check it out at the Boston University Dance Theater on March 14-15. Here’s a link to a past Mavi Dance performance.
And in April, Neena Gulati (choreography finalist ’08) and the Triveni Ensemble will present A Garland of Rhythms blending the complexity of ancient Indian classical dance rhythms with modern choreography and African drums. It’ going to be on April 5th at 3:00 pm at Hellenic College, Maliotis Cultural Center. Here’s a clip from a past performance by Neena.