Oct 10 2007

Karekin II Boston Visit: Sayat Nova Armenian Dancing

The Sayat Nova Armenian Dance Company of Boston (horrible website by the way), performed in front of the Catholicos and Supreme Patriarch of all Armenians on Friday night which was amazing. I love Armenian dancing and this is a tribute to Armenians and this culture. Every now and then, I get to do Armenian dancing and I love it. I wish I had the time/skill…more skill to dance like they are because I don’t think I am that coordinated. Enjoy it!

The Sayat Nova Dance Company of Boston (SNDC) was formed in January 1986, as an independent, non-profit dance ensemble, under the direction of Apo Ashjian. With his leadership and the efforts of a handful of dedicated individuals, the Company has been able to surround itself by a group of young, talented individuals from all walks of life.

As part of a rich culture, Armenian folk dancing is a reflection of the life and legacy of the Armenian people. Each dance symbolizes the livelihood, the aspirations, the legends, the celebration of life and appreciation of beauty.

The Company takes its name from the famous 18th century troubadour, Sayat Nova, whose beautiful music and poetry captures the essence of the Armenian soul and spirit.

The Company aims to preserve and promote Armenian culture through the art of dance. With this in mind, the group performs extensively in the United States and Canada. In 1995, the SNDC took its much-anticipated first trip to its homeland, Armenia. The group presented eight performances throughout the country, including the capital city of Yerevan, receiving rave reviews and much applause.

Inspired by a love for their heritage and for dancing, members of the Company are enthusiastic, devoted individuals, investing both time and talent to make the Sayat Nova Dance Company a symbol of pride and achievement for the Armenian people.

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