Tue Jul 10, 2018 @ 12:30 pm

Music Beyond Borders: BALAM Dance Theatre

Location: MORRISTOWN GREEN

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BALAM Dance Theatre performs contemporary world dance inspired by Balinese theatre, fusing diverse traditional movement styles from different time periods.


Co-presented by Morris Arts

Background

Enjoy the elegant and exotic dances (and costumes) from Indonesia’s island of Bali with NYC-based BALAM Dance Theatre, an electrifying dance troupe critically acclaimed in the NY Times and Village Voice and featured in performances at Lincoln Center, DUMBO Dance Festival, Jacob’s Pillow and First Night New York. Contemporary dance fusing diverse cultural styles and movement, BALAM’s repertoire presents an opulent dance theatre integrating traditional, historic and contemporary choreography with striking masks, music, imaginative props and vibrant costumes to create a performance that appeals to (and engages) audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

For Music Beyond Borders, BALAM will feature a rendition of the fabled Hindu epic, Ramayana: Abduction of Sita, the narrative of good vs. evil portrayed through archetypal characters. Spoiler alert: Good triumphs and restores the balance of order between cosmic forces of creation and destruction.

“This new rendition of BALAM Dance Theatre’s signature work of the story ballet inspired by the Hindu epic, Ramayana: Abduction of Sita, reveals with greater clarity one of its deeper themes, a call for unity and peace. Presenting work that express a message of inclusion and forgiveness is particularly poignant,” said Carlos Fittante, Artistic Director, BALAM Dance Theatre.

BALAM offers a new vision of contemporary dance by combining ballet, modern and diverse cultural dance styles from around the world and historic periods with Balinese theatre.


Mayo Performing Arts Center and Morris Arts team up to present the 9th annual Music Beyond Borders free lunchtime summer world music concert series on the Morristown Green.

Four concerts will take place between June 26 and August 7. Concerts begin at 12:30 and last approximately one hour.

Each Music Beyond Borders concert will feature a performance of world music reflecting the diverse culture and population of the area. Brown bag a meal, stop by while walking your dog and experience a world music celebration while getting to know your neighbors.

In case of rain, concerts will be held indoors at the United Methodist Church located at 50 S Park Pl, Morristown, NJ 07960.

Our Mission

Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, presents a wide range of programs that entertain, enrich, and educate the diverse population of the region and enhance the economic vitality of Northern New Jersey.

MPAC is grateful to the following donors whose major support helps to sustain the general operating needs of our organization:

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