It’s time for Tango! An international festival celebrating the Latin American dance opens in Buenos Aires. Continue reading Argentina Tango Festival: International Competition Underway
Cuban Prima Ballerina Viengsay Valdes is representing her home country at the international 15th World Ballet Festival of Tokyo (WBF).
David Beard shares news and views of ballet dancers performing selections from “The Nutcracker,” “Swan Lake,” and, um, Michael Jackson, in a busy crosswalk in Mexico City. Continue reading In Mexico City, Ballerinas Dance in Traffic
Baghdad’s School of Music and Ballet has survived since 1968, despite war, funding crises and a conservative backlash threatening its existence.
According to Ahmed Salem Ghani, director of the school, it is the only one of its kind in Iraq. During the 1970s, Iraq was experiencing an oil boom that gave it a period of prosperity, allowing it to develop as a centre of culture in the Middle East. Continue reading Baghdad’s School of Music and Ballet Has Survived Since 1968
Folkmoot 2018 will be Viva Venezeula when North Carolina’s official international folk festival convenes in July for its 35th annual celebration of the world dance! Continue reading Venezuelan Folkloric Dance & Music Will Come Alive at Folkmoot 2018
A large drum wrapped in leather on both sides, an empty oil jerrican or two, marvelous female voices, and wild and flexible dance movements are the hallmarks of the banja (or bunjee) dance practiced by the women of Mauritania. Continue reading In Mauritania, a Female Dance of Freedom
A young Greek girl has stunned a crowd of tourists and local people by performing an amazing Greek dance called the zeibekiko on the island of Kastellorizo.
The scene, captured by Cibele Almeida, a visitor to the island, had gone viral on Facebook. Continue reading Greek Girl Sends Internet Wild with Zeibekiko Dance