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RU Student Choreographers Present Tribute to Dances of the World

Around the World in Seven Dances

The Radford University Department of Dance will present "Around the World in Seven Dances" on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Albig Studio Theatre, B112 Peters Hall.

The free public performance, created and produced by student choreographers in the university's fall 2012 dance production class, will include a variety of folk dances from countries around the world, including Aruba, China, Germany, Haiti, India, Mexico and West Africa.

The evening’s program will demonstrate through dance the artistic contributions of diverse cultures, for example:

  • Aruba’s Carnival celebration, with its bright colors and upbeat rhythms meant to turn away evil spirits and honor the gods of nature in the pre-Lenten season.
  • The Chinese "Yanko" ribbon dance, performed to traditional music with light, fleeting movements typical of the Han and Tang dynasties, when the dance form originated.
  • Haitian dance combining French and Caribbean influences with the island's West African roots and featuring hip, head and arm movements as well as footwork.

Contact: Deborah McLaughlin, (540) 831-5286

Nov 8, 2012
College of Visual & Performing Arts

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