Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Mosaic Dance Theater Company



I have had the pleasure of being the production photographer of the Mosaic Dance Theater Company for the last year and a half. Their performances are outstanding and super entertaining with great reviews wherever they perform. i just wanted to take this time to announce these two upcoming performances. There will also be another set of dates in late May at the American Globe Theater at 145 W. 46th street in New york City. I'll be posting about those shows at a later date. So, in the mean time you can see their performance at The Westminster Arts Center on April 17th and 18th.

Westminster Arts Center presents Mosaic Dance Theater Company and Viva Flamenco in an evening of Folklore, Fantasy and Flamenco, with a dazzling array of dance works celebrating the rich dance heritage of the Near East and Spain. The production will be presented at Westminster Arts Center, Franklin and Fremont Streets, Bloomfield, NJ 07003. Performances are at 8:00 PM on Friday and Saturday, April 17 & 18, 2009.

Mosaic Dance Theater Company’s program features exciting new choreographies by Samara, a Folkloric Dance of Upper Egypt and a contemporary, interpretive Middle Eastern dance, a dance/story theater adaptation of an Arabian Nights’ tale, Ubar, The Lost City of Brass, adapted and directed by Morgiana Celeste Varricchio, and Mystique et Spirituelle, originally choreographed by the late Ibrahim Farrah for his world-renowned Near East Dance Group and re-staged for MDTC by Phaedra. The performers in the company are: Samara, Morgiana Celeste Varricchio, Adriana Rosa, Nina Brewton, Nahoko Sugiyama, and Romy Zamora, with Ayana Alexis, Najla Nikole, Derya Samawi, Audrey Werner and Special Guest Artists Phaedra and Mish Mish B’int Amira. Popular Arabic singer Maurice Chedid and drummer Gamal Shafik provide on-stage musical accompaniment.Viva Flamenco comprises the second portion of the program, and features some of the area’s finest flamenco performers: dancers Antonia Messina and Peter Suarez, guitarist Cristian Puig, singer Gisele Assi , and guitarist Mike Moroch.

6 comments:

Sheila said...

How cool are you! I love flamenco! So passionate and powerful.

Aleksandra said...

Congatulations,flamenco is my secret pasion,Im sur you will make brilliant photographs of dancers and production,injoy.

drollgirl said...

sounds like fun, and what a great gig for you!

Pretty Things said...

I miss having season tickets to see dances. Having a young child changed a lot of things!

(But I wouldn't change anything!)

TeaPhotography said...

They're lucky to have you as the photographer =)

I wish I could attend the show but stuck in California for now.....

Gary Heller said...

Thanks for the comments all, and T.E.A thank you for the good words. Actually the show went great and I'll post some images from it once we get it together in agreement.
They will be putting on 4 more shows at the American Globe theater in N.Y so hopefully you'll get to come out and check it out.