Tari Aceh! Music and Dance from Northern Sumatra

Friday, February 27, 2015
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM (MT)
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Pre-performance talk by Wesleyan graduate student Maho Ishiguro and Ari Palawi, Program Coordinator, Syiah Kuala University's Center for the Arts, at 7:15pmThe Connecticut premiere of 'Tari Aceh! (Dance Aceh!)' featuring a group of nine female performers from Aceh, Indonesia on their first-ever tour of the United States. Their dances, inherited from their ancestors, are stunning in their synchronicity. They include rhythmic body percussion and the singing of both Islamic liturgical and folk texts, accompanied by percussion. The dancers are between the ages of 14 and 24, and study at Syiah Kuala University on the northernmost tip of Sumatra, Indonesia. A Breaking Ground Dance Series event presented by the Dance Department and the Center for the Arts. Presented in association with the Asia Society, New York. This event is also part of the Performing Arts Series, as well as 'Muslim Women's Voices at Wesleyan.'

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