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RECENT EVENTS




WorlDance 2013
November 21,at 7:00 p.m.
University of Utah Kingsbury Hall

Featuring:
Zarina Kobilova Ensemble with dances from Tajikistan and Spain


Dance and Music of the Caucasus, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran,Tajikistan, Russia
with Salt Lake City Ballet, Eastern Arts, Brigham Young University Folk Dancers and more


For performance, workshop or other information about Eastern Arts email
kstjohn@burgoyne.com

Offering concerts, lectures, school programs, music and dance performances, workshops,
special classes and residencies throughout the United States and Europe.

For more information call Eastern Arts (801) 485-5824




\ Thanks to: Western States Arts Foundation/TourWest; Salt Lake County Zoo Arts & Parks; Utah Division of Arts & Museums;
Onstage Utah; National Endowment for the Arts; George S. & Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation;
Salt Lake City Arts Council; Salt Lake County Zoo Arts and Parks; Associated Students University of Utah
Thanks also to: Extended Stay Hotels; Pars Market; Einsteins Bagels, Harmons and Great Harvest Bread


Eastern Arts Celebrates traditional folk, mystical and classical dances




Eastern Arts
Presenting authentic Central Asian & Middle Eastern dance.


Eastern Arts is a non-profit organization of dancers, artists, musicians, and scholars who present the folkways and traditions of many lands and peoples.

Eastern Arts originated in 1960 and has been active internationally presenting dance and music of lands from Asia to North Africa, from India to the Balkans in concerts, workshops, publications, audio and video productions.

Eastern Arts sponsors and funding organizations have included:
George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation; PARSA Community Foundation; Salt Lake County Zoo Arts and Parks Program; Utah Arts Council; Salt Lake City Arts Council; Semnani Foundation; Zions Bank; Western States Arts Federation; National Endowment for the Arts; Utah Council for the Humanities and more. We are very grateful to these sponsors who see the value in our projects.

Members of Eastern Arts are available for educational lectures, workshops, school assemblies and entertaining, informative concerts of music and dance from many traditions.

Performance Ensembles include:

  • International Dance Theatre: Presenting traditional dance from many nations and ethnicities.

  • Eastern Arts -: Janam Ensemble featuring traditional music, dance and song of Persia, Afghanistan, Central Asia, Turkey and more.

  • Other information about Eastern Arts:

  • Upcoming Events: Places where you can see Eastern Arts groups perform.
  • Catalog: Eastern Arts has many great CDs, tapes and books for sale.
  • Contact: How to get in touch with Eastern Arts
  • Links & Colleages:


  • Eastern Arts
    Utah's Middle Eastern & Central Asian Cultural Outreach Resource
    CATALOG
    Middle Eastern Dance & Music Information
    Iranian or Persian Dance & Music  |  Afghan Dance & Music  |  Central Asian Dance & Music  |  Caucasus Dance & Music  | 
    Arab & Israeli Dance  |  Dance East & West  |  Dance, Music & Culture Bibliography  |

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    LINKS TO GREAT JAZZ MUSIC
  • Salt City Saints: Traditional New Orleans jazz from 1890-1928
    Available for concerts, festivals, parties, parades, etc.
  • SwingnJive & L.A. Blues: The best in Swing, Jive, Bebop & Blues.
    Enjoy examples of great jazz and diverse ethnic music on jazzscope.com

  • Oriental Jazz by Lloyd Miller: brilliant East-West blends since the 1960s.
    See and hear these great groups and more on jazzscope.com

  • WorlDance 2009

    Thursday, November 5th at 7:00 pm
    University of Utah Kingsbury Hall

    Tickets $10.00 and $5.00 students/seniors
    www.kingsburyhall.org 581-7100
    for details call Eastern Arts (801) 485-5824
    People move.....and people move...
    Come enjoy an evening of dance and music from shared world cultures.
    Gypsy/Rom culture has been credited with spreading dance movements, instrumentation, and songs.
    Come celebrate exciting and soulful music and enjoy vibrant colorful dances.


    WorlDance 2007 WorlDance 2007
    November 8, 2007, 7:30 p.m.
    University of Utah Kingsbury Hall
    for details call Eastern Arts (801) 485-5824

    Featuring:
    AVA Persian Ensemble
    BYU Folkdancers with dances from Armenia, Croatia, Kurdistan
    Jomoka Hungarian Ensemble
    Zivio Ethnic Arts Ensemble-Assyrian and Bulgarian music & dance
    Minotavros Cretan dancers
    & Eastern Arts International Dance Theatre


    World Dance Fever
    Utah Performing Arts Tour
    July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2007

    For booking details contact:
    Utah Arts Council (801) 236-7544 or
    Eastern Arts (801) 485-5824

      
    • Eastern Arts
    • Character Dance Ensemble
    • Dionysius Greek Dancers
    • Folklor Latino


    WorlDance 2006
    "In the Realm of Rumi"
    with Metaphysical Music and Motion
    November 13, 2006, 7:30 p.m.
    University of Utah Kingsbury Hall
    for details call Eastern Arts (801) 485-5824


    PERSIAN DANCE
    ARMENIAN DANCE
    folkdancers from BYU performing Turkish suite
    UIGHUR DANCE

    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.
    SHAHLA SARSHAR
    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


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