folkdancers from BYU performing Turkish suite
ANNUAL WorlDance CONCERT, WEDNESDAY NOV. 2, 2005
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH KINGSBURY HALL
In A Persian Garden
The event is cofunded by ASUU, ZAP, Utah Arts Council, Salt Lake City Arts Council,
Western States Arts Federation and National Endowment for the Arts.
2005 MIDDLE EAST & CENTRAL ASIA CONFERENCE CONCERT
Saturday Sept. 10th from 9 to 10 p.m. admission free
Univ. of Utah Orson Spencer Hall Auditorium
On Saturday Sept. 10th from 9 to 10 p.m. at U of U Orson Spencer Hall Auditorium, as part of the annual
Middle East Central Asia Conference, Eastern Arts offered a free concert of authentic traditional music and dance
from the Middle East and Central Asia performed by Eastern Arts and ballet dancers from the U.
The countries represented included:
Persia, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Uyghur East Turkistan, Turkey, Kurdistan, etc.
PERSIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC
JULY 10, 2004 8:00 PM
University of Utah Museum of Fine Arts
above 1500 E.about 400 S.
with Master Kazem Alemi on tar
and Master Mohammad Nejad on ney.
with U of U CDE dancers Lisa Hoyt and Justine Sheedy
cofunded by ASUU, Utah Arts Council, Salt Lake City Arts Council,
Western States Arts Federation, ZAP
Spring 2004 - CDE / Eastern Arts concerts in London
In spring of 2004, Eastern Arts helped arrange two concerts in London with the U of U Character Dance Ensemble,
one concert was for the Iranian community and the other for the Afghan Community as a fundraiser to build a school in rural Afghanistan.
CDE visiting the Royal Ballet in London, 2004
CDE & director outside the Royal Ballet in London, 2004
CDE at Utah wedding of Eastern Arts dancer Nilufar
May 2003 - CDE / Eastern Arts tour of the UK
In early May of 2003, Eastern Arts helped arrange a tour of the UK with the U of U Character Dance Ensemble along with Turkish master musician Latif Bolat. The tour started in Liverpool where the group performed for an enthusiastic audience at John Moore's University. The next stop was in Devon at Plymouth University in Exmouth, then on to London where CDE conducted a workshop at Islington Arts Factory. The final concert was at University of Surrey Roehampton where members of the Persian community raved about the metaphysical-oriented concert and expressed a desire to have the group return to London in spring of 2004.|
CDE on the bus from Liverpool to Exmouth
CDE teaching at Islington Arts Factory in London
CDE at Sadler's Wells
Armenian dance by CDE at Roehampton University
APRIL 2003 CDE Showcase & Dance Jam
April 23, 7:30 p.m.
U of U Marriot Center for Dance
Featuring works by Popova awardees & impromptu improvisations
dance improv to WorldClass Jazz Quartet
At the April 23 showcase, the Character Dance ensemble performed dances from: Persia, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Armenia, Georgia, Hungary, Italy and Spain.
The second portion of the concert was the Dance Jam, impromptu improv by skilled ballet and modern dancers and Utah's hottest jazz combo, Worldclass Jazz Quartet with David Halliday - sax,
'Doc' Miller - piano, Evan Coombs - bass, Christian Perry - drums.
The event was cofunded by ASUU, ZAP, Utah Arts Council &
Salt Lake City Arts Council.
2002 POPOVA AWARDEES
Melanie Hawkes, Leslie Palza & Megan Mathes
choreographer Megan Mathes
Leslie Palza performing Tajik solo
Choreographer Melanie Hawke's Persian trio