“Art of Sense and Soul” Performance Brings Near East Dance, Music and Myth to Life

Art of Sense and Soul

3 PM, Sunday, Oct 20, at JCC’s Maurice Levin Theatre, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange, NJ.

A pre-show workshop introducing techniques for using personal experiences as artistic expression starts at 2 PM. Events are for ALL AGES and FREE OF CHARGE, NO reserved seating.

JSDD’s WAECenter launches the 8th season of its Global Beat Series with a performance by Mosaic Dance Theater Company (MDTC…). The Company will premier “The Ebony Horse, A Tale from the Arabian Nights,” a dance/story theater presentation featuring a heroic prince, a beautiful princess and a magical, mechanical flying horse. Also featured are “Red Desert,” an interpretive work exploring the conflicting emotions of a woman living in a restrictive society, and “Raks El-Sai’id,” a buoyant work of folkloric dance from Upper Egypt. On-stage musical accompaniment will be provided by popular Arabic musicians from the NY/NJ metropolitan area.

This performance represents the culminaton of regular workshops conducted by MDTC with students at the WAE Center, whose resulting artwork will be on display outside the theater from noon to 6 PM. Contact monica@waecenter.org for additional information or special needs requests (two week advance notice for ASL requests).

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and administered by the Essex County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs.

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