Thursday, March 31, 2011

a gathering of dancers

A Gathering of Dancers
Saturday April, 30, 2011
12:00 to 7:00 Pm
The Arnot Mall 
Horseheads, New York 
Corning, NY - - The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes (The ARTS) and New Heights Dance Theater invite you to A Gathering of Dancers, a showcase of regional ethnic dance styles, at the Arnot Mall Horseheads, New York on Saturday April 30, 2011 from noon to 7:00 PM.  The event is free and open to the public.

This is dance like you've never experienced it!  Regional groups will demonstrate their folk dances and then invite the audience to come on stage and dance with them! We often forget how ethnically diverse the Southern Tier of New York actually is.  A Gathering of Dancers celebrates our rich heritage by highlighting immigrant and Native traditions from the region.  Dance troupes including Bavarian, Chinese, Irish, Mexican, Native American, South Asian Indian, and Ukrainian will fill the Arnot Mall with music, costumes and movement.  There will be two stages: one in the center court of the Mall and another by the BonTon.  Both will be bursting with excitement and life.

A Gathering of Dancers celebrates National Dance Week, an annual event seeking to encourage the growth and development of dance in America by highlighting the values, importance and contributions of dance to our daily lives and culture.  Dance brings cultures and people together through the joy of movement.  Folk dances have the additional benefit of reminding us where we came from and pointing us to the future.  People of all ages are invited to participate.  Feel free to join in or just watch.

A Gathering of Dancers is collaboration between The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes and New Heights Dance Theater.  The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes is the leading arts services and development agency in Chemung, Schuyler and Steuben Counties.  New Heights Dance Theater's mission is to promote and support dance as an art form in the region.