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Moving People Dance Theatre Presents ‘Louder Than Words’
Friday, March 27th-Saturday, March 28th
7pm at James A. Little Theater in Santa Fe

SANTE FE, NM—Moving People Dance Theatre is back with its final performance of the annual production, ‘Louder Than Words!’ With modern, ballet, and hints of jazz, these dedicated pre-professional dancers are sure to impress. Performances take place at 7pm Friday, March 27th and Saturday, March 28th, at the James A. Little Theater in Santa Fe. This high-energy collaboration between instructors and students features contemporary and new choreography by local favorites Annie Kohn Mullins and Carolyn Ellis, and student choreographers Aurelie Mujynya and Mabel Lujan. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors, and $10 for children under 12 at ticketssantafe.org or 505-988-1234. The theater is located at New Mexico School for the Deaf, 1060 Cerrillos Road.

One of three new dances for ‘Louder Than Words’ choreographed by instructor Annie Kohn Mullins, ‘Dream Jumping’ aims to capture the visceral experience, moods, and interactions that evolve between people “weaving in and out of collective dreamtime,” set to music by Dr. Toast. A lush, poolside world comes to life in ‘Tropical Friendship’ by instructor Carolyn Ellis. This blend of dance and theater calls to mind a lush, poolside world with Beck’s Tropicalia as its soundtrack. Dancers inhabit a space of fun and luxury, while “holding up a magnifying glass to social interactions, divisions, and reunions.”

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Working with advanced and intermediate Moving People dancers, student choreographer Mabel Lujan plays on the concept of life as a whirlwind and making the most of each moment through positivity; ‘Strides’ evokes a world in continual motion and the interactions that happen within it. Student choreographer and graduating senior Aurelie Mujynya’s composition portrays a struggle between beginnings and endings: “We often find ourselves stuck between the entrances and exits of different life moments. This piece represents the difficulty and but also freedom endings and new beginnings can offer,” she explains.

ABOUT MOVING PEOPLE DANCE THEATRE
Moving People Dance has been the pre-professional performing company of the Belisama school since 2013. MPD offers exceptional training for dancers, as well as a cutting-edge contemporary performance company. Moving People Dance Theatre is a non-profit organization committed to raising funds for training and performance opportunities which benefit dancers and choreographers at Belisama Dance. With small class sizes, the Belisama School of Dance instructs committed dancers of all ages in modern, ballet, jazz, and Irish technique and choreography as well as performance opportunities. View full the schedule of classes online at www.belisamadance.com.

 


 

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Style!
Belisama Irish Dance Presents 8th Rhythm of Fire Performance
Saturday, March 14th in Santa Fe,  James A. Little Theatre – 2pm & 7pm

SANTE FE, NM—Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style! Back this month from impressive competition wins in the CRN North American Open Championships, Belisama Irish Dance Company presents the 8th incarnation of its Rhythm of Fire performance on Saturday, March 14th, at the James A. Little Theatre in Santa Fe. This high energy show features award winning Irish dancers, as well as young up-and-coming performers in a family friendly, foot stomping performance of traditional and contemporary Irish dancing. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors, and $10 for children under 12 at ticketssantafe.org or 505-988-1234. The theater is located at New Mexico School for the Deaf, 1060 Cerrillos Road, and performances take place at 2pm and 7pm.

This year’s Rhythm of Fire features live music with fiddling and singing by Maria Jones, Adrienne Bellis, and Lisa Carman. Audiences will also enjoy both new and well-loved favorite choreography by company directors Adrienne Bellis and Celia Kessler, champion dancers Maria Jones and Shannon Kossmann, and former Riverdance lead Michael Patrick Gallagher.

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ABOUT THE COMPANY

Belisama Irish Dance features local dancers from Santa Fe, Los Alamos and Rio Rancho, and has been honored with numerous past and present national and regional championship awards. The dancers have performed alongside renowned artists including Trinity Irish Dance Company, Lúnasa, Natalie MacMaster, Gaelic Storm, Michael Patrick Gallagher, and Eileen Ivers. With small class sizes, the Belisama School of Dance instructs committed dancers of all ages in Irish technique and choreography as well as performance opportunities. View full the schedule of classes online at www.belisamadance.com.

Belisama (bel-i-SAH-ma) is a Celtic goddess recognized in Romano-Gaulish inscriptions which equate her with Roman goddess Minerva. The name translates as ‘summer bright;’ Belisama’s consort Belenus is God of the Sun, and she shares many attributes with him. Belisama is also associated with wisdom, healing, forge, and craft.

MEDIA INQUIRIES: KRISTIN CARLSON | k@thinkallday.com | 505-501-2497 Company Interviews & High-Resolution Images Available

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