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Land of Legends

June 23 @ 7:30 pm - June 25 @ 2:00 pm

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Join EDT as we travel through lands shrouded in mountain mists and fog, and visit cultures in remote regions that remain largely untouched by modern trends. Journey with us as we visit the Carpatho-Rusyn people of eastern Slovakia and western Ukraine, a Jewish couple form northeastern Hungary, and the Saxons of Transylvania. Our travels would not be complete without visiting the Ukrainians of Bukovina, Hungarians of central Transylvania, the Romanians of Oas, the Polish highlanders of Podhale, and the Vlach people living along the Homolje range of the Carpathians in eastern Serbia. Visual imagery and narrative context will preface each work.

The Ethnic Dance Theatre Orchestra will provide live music and will be featured in select performances throughout the concert. Colleen Bertsch, a Ph.D. student of Ethnomusicology at the University of Minnesota, directs this season’s ensemble of musicians. Colleen recently returned from a nine month research trip to Romania where she studied the string-based bands of Transylvania and their performance idioms. Joining the musicians will be acclaimed vocalist and featured guest artist Natalie Nowytski, who needs nointroduction to EDT audiences.

In addition to the two act concert, a number of supplementary events will be offered throughout the weekend. Friday offers a Q & A with artistic director Donald LaCourse and members of the cast. On Saturday at 6 pm, a master class will be offered at no cost to ticket holders for any of the weekend’s performances. This class will take place in the dance studio adjacent to the EM Pearson Theatre lobby. On Sunday, audiences will be invited to join the cast on stage to dance to the EDT Orchestra.


EMPearson Theatre
Concordia University
312 Hamline Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104


$25 Adult
$22 Senior/Student
$10 Under 12.

Tickets may be purchased on-line HERE.

Tickets may also be purchased by mailing a check to:

Eva Kish, Managing Director, 3507 Clinton Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55127  Please include ATT: LOL Ticket Order in the corner of the envelope.

If you have questions, please feel free  to contact EDT at 651-341-5312.

EDT is grateful for the financial support of the Target Foundation, Uponor Corporation and our individual donors. This event is supported by the Hungary Initiatives Foundation. It is also made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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June 23 @ 7:30 pm
June 25 @ 2:00 pm


Ethnic Dance Theatre


EM Pearson Theatre
312 Hamline Avenue
Saint Paul, 55104 United States
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