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Reflections on the Danube (March 23-25, 2012)
For Immediate Release
Ethnic Dance Theatre
Donald La Course | 763-545-1333
The Ethnic Dance Theatre (EDT) is known for traditional presentations of the vibrant colors, vivid movements and enchanting sounds of various ethnic dance and music cultures, and Reflections on the Danube, from the Black Forest to the Black Sea, presented March 23-25 at the Ritz Theater in Northeast Minneapolis, will not disappoint.
The performance will be presented in EDT's signature style, with traditional choreography, live music and vivd costumes. ASL interpretation will be a part of each performance.
Artistic Director Donald La Course, EDT resident choreographer Eva Maria Kish, and guest choreographers John Morovich from Seattle and John Omorean from the Twin Cities will create choreography for Reflections on the Danube.
Three new choreographies will be premiered and five works from the EDT repertoire will be revived for this concert. La Course will stage Tänze vom Schwarzwald, from the fabled Black Forest of Germany. Morovich will create a new work from the Baranja region of Croatia, featuring enchanting music and priceless antique costumes. Omorean’s piece comes from the Danube delta region of Dobrogea in Romania, with haunting violins and lightning footwork. Revivals will be La Course’s Severnyashki Horo from Bulgaria, Oan Bua, zwoa Deandln from Austria, Trenčanska Polka from Slovakia and Pesme I Igre iz Sumadija from Serbia. The show also features a revival of Kish’s A Dunáról Fúj a Szél, from the Dunántuli region of Hungary.
Reflections on the Danube will be a spectacular musical show. In addition to the McKnight Award winning Orkestar Bez Ime performing all the musical sets, Reflections on the Danube will feature the multi-faceted vocal talents of singer Natalie Nowytski and Mila Vocal Ensemble.
Presentation of Reflections on the Danube is made possible in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature, the Target Foundation, and our individual donors.
More press releases from previous productions coming soon. . .