Friday, July 6 at 6:15PM
With thrilling feats of acrobatics performed in traditional costumes, Dancing Crane Georgian Dance Ensemble presents traditional music and dance from the country of Georgia. Founded in 1996, Brooklyn, NY-based Dancing Crane Georgian Dance Ensemble is committed to studying and accurately representing Georgian folk traditions. Led by Victor Sirelson, former performer with the Aman Folk Ensemble of Los Angeles, the ensemble features a unique mix of local talent and professional performers, showcasing the demanding and refined technique with elegance and grace. Performing choreograpy by Vladimer “Dato” Goderidze, the dancers excel in the virtuoso leaps, turns, and the traditional, tseruli, or men’s dancing on the toes. The repertoire includes Parikaoba mountain dances with swords, the elegant Osuri court dances, the ancient Samaya women’s dance, the city dances of the Kinto and Karachokheli, as well as the regional folk dances such as those from Acharia and Svaneti. Presented in collaboration with the Center for Traditional Music and Dance.
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Inside/Out: Dancing Crane Georgian Dance Ensemble
At Jacob’s Pillow: Jul 6