Saturday, June 11, 2016 -12:00pm to 4:00pm
Event Categories: Education Family and Kids Fun and Games Music
Multi-cultural performances fill the stage with unique rhythms, movement, music and costumes.
Noon - 1:00 Irish Dance Company of Lansing Founded in 1992, is a troupe of children age 5 to 18 who learn traditional Irish dances, including the “step dancing” popularized by the show Riverdance and “flash mobs” shared on YouTube. Students also create their own choreography to a variety of Celtic music from traditional to contemporary. They perform at festivals, schools, nursing homes, senior centers and fundraisers all over Michigan.
1:30 - 2:00 DANCE Lansing DANCE Lansing is a collaboration with goals of building a diverse community of dancers to enrich the creative performance and development opportunities for area choreographers and dancers, and to increase audience appreciation and understanding of modern and contemporary dance. The foundation of this collaboration is a partnership between Happendance and Lansing Community College Performing Arts. Associates include Everett High School Dance Program, Fusion Dance Center, Greater Lansing Academy of Dance, MICA Gallery, Michigan State University Department of Theatre, and MSU Orchesis.
2:15 - 2:45 Korean Drumming Sinaboro is a Korean drumming group at the University of Michigan. Established in 1998, this concert group also loves to perform at shows, schools, festivals and events where it can share the meaning, importance, and excitement of Korean heritage through traditional drumming, known as “Samulnori.”
3:00 - 4:00 Habibi Dancers This Lansing-area Middle Eastern dance troupe, has for over 30 years been building appreciation for its music and dance styles even beyond the belly-dancing for which it is best known. Members study folkloric dances from throughout the Middle East, Mediterranean and North Africa -- countries such as Lebanon, Turkey, Egypt and Uzbekistan. Under the direction of Garnett Kepler, the company produces a major annual concert; is booked year-round at festivals, fairs, and even Indian restaurants; and holds a popular bellydance workshop each April.
All of these performances are free and family friendly!