BALAM Dance Theatre Premieres The Dancing Fan: An Icon From Spanish, Japanese, And Balinese Courts
BALAM Dance Theatre (BALAM), a New York City based ensemble contemporary world dance company, returns to Bergen County, New Jersey to debut its new Out & About series program, The Dancing Fan: An Icon from Spanish, Japanese, and Balinese Courts. The program features an eclectic repertoire of Balinese, Japanese, and Spanish songs and dances using fans.
This free, family friendly event is open to the public and will be presented on Wednesday, October 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Leonia Public Library, located at 227 Fort Lee Rd. in Leonia, New Jersey. The library is wheelchair accessible. Parking is available in the library parking lot. For directions and further information, contact the Leonia Public Library at (201) 592-5770.
The culturally and historically diverse program is sure to entertain and inform the audience. Join entertainer and mistress of ceremonies, Inma Heredia, BALAM's hostess from Seville, Spain and the world's first and only flamenco stand-up comedian, as she brings her salero (special charm).
Audience members will learn the el lenguage del abanico, the language of the fan, and discover the three traditional world dances featuring fans presented by these prominent artists. Nani Devi, BALAM's Resident Balinese Artist, performs the role of Condong from the Balinese court dance Legong. Toshinori Hamada, BALAM's principal dancer and karate black belt martial artist, presents the warrior's tale, Yashima, a haunting Japanese Noh theatre solo. Barbara Romero, BALAM's Spanish dance expert, performs opposite the company's artistic director Carlos Fittante in La Madrileña, a duet from the Romantic era exemplifying the Spanish escuela bolera style.
For further information, call 646-361-9183 or visit BALAM Dance Theatre on its blog, www.balamdancetheatre.blogspot.com; follow the company on Facebook, www.facebook.com/balamdancetheatre; and check for updates on Twitter @BALAMDance.