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ANAR DANA West Coast Recital: “Dances Under the Crescent Moon”

November 11, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

ANAR DANA West Coast presents: Dances Under the Crescent Moon
Nov. 10 &11, 2023, 7:30 pm
Theatre4, Seattle Center 
ANAR DANA West Coast Recital: Dances Under the Crescent Moon!
Immerse yourself in a celebration of dance and culture curated and choreographed by the distinguished dance ethnologist, Helene Eriksen. With enduring dedication to preserving and sharing the world’s diverse dance heritage, her expertise spans a multitude of traditional dance forms, from the vibrant rhythms of the Maghreb to the intricate movements of the Indian subcontinent. Her journeys have led her to explore the rich cultures of Anatolia, the Balkans, the Caucasus Mountains, Central Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa.
ANAR DANA, with chapters spanning across the US, Germany, and Argentina, offers a deep immersive learning experience. Each season a new cohort of passionate dancers comes together to embark on a transformative journey through the world of dance and heritage. This season’s ANAR DANA West Coast project brings together women from Seattle and the Bay Area, collaborating in a labor of love aimed at showcasing the rich diversity of traditional culture through singing, costume, dance, and insightful presentations by program participants. You are invited on a journey of discovery and appreciation,
which is the rich and diverse recital “Dances Under the Crescent Moon.”
This season’s spectacular repertoire includes:
Dance of the Nailiyat of Algeria
Upper Egyptian Saidi Wedding party
Central Bosnian multi-ethnic songs and dances
Turkish Misket spoon dances from the Ankara region
The Armenian dance “Uzundara”
Baluchi dance from Iran
Afghani dances from the Logar Valley.
 In addition project director Helene Eriksen will present dances from Georgia, Afghanistan, Algeria and the tradition of classical Arabic music.
An experience that promises to be nothing short of magical!
Secure your tickets now and join us for an evening of cultural celebration that transcends borders and embraces the beauty of tradition.
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