- Posted July 29, 2014 by
New York City, New York
Accomplished student dancers from West Hartford, Farmington, and Berlin to perform Iraq dance in NYC
NEW YORK CITY, 16 August 2014 – Summer Streets festival of New York City has invited Ballet Theatre Company to perform in their annual event at Foley Square this August. Joining BTC will be Exit12 Dance Company of Manhattan to perform a contemporary selection.
Summer Streets annually celebrates healthy recreation along New York’s most valuable public space, the city’s streets between 7:00 am and 1:00 pm and will take place from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, along Park Avenue, and connecting to the nearby streets.
BTC will perform alongside groups such as the Harmony Program and Cardio Kool Kids, providing a diverse spread of kid-friendly musical, theatrical and dance pieces. Artistic Director and General Manager Roman Baca produced the choreography, and each piece articulates the values of each dance company.
Ballet Theatre Company will perform “Yarjuun,” which originated in Iraq with Marine Baca’s students in 2012. The piece is Kurdish for “hope,” and Baca says he “brought the dance to BTC to bridge cultures and add a contemporary ballet twist to the authentic Middle Eastern piece.” Exit12 will perform “Sometimes, Silence,” a heartwarming performance conveying the feelings a mother experienced when her two sons were deployed to Afghanistan. Both dances encourage self-expression through exercise and Ballet Theatre Company is looking forward to support these ideals to Summer Streets participants.