COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL WEEK:
A CELEBRATION OF ARTS AND CULTURES
March 7 - 11, 2005
Anila Sinha Foundation Monday, March 7 9:50 a.m. 3rd hour
Traditional dance of Northern India Auditorium
The Anila Sinha Foundation presents the dance and music of northern India. With a repertoire of dances from mythological stories as well as abstract interpretations, dancer Ambika Razden will discuss the meaning of the dances after she performs. Anila Sinha dancers have performed at Northern Illinois University, the Chicago Cultural Center, University of Wisconsin and the Navy Pier Children's Museum.
Jali Morikeba Kouyate Tuesday, March 8 8:52 a.m. 2nd Hour
A musician and historian from Auditorium
Senegal, West Africa, Kouyate shares and preserves the history of the Mandingo people through his work as a Jali, "Carrier of Oral Tradition." He is the seventh generation of his family to inherit this sacred profession. He is a master musician on the Kora, a 24-string instrument made out of a large calabash (gourd) covered with cowhide. Morikeba is an engaging speaker and entices audiences with a passion for sharing his amazing culture. He is a performing artist on the Illinois Arts Council Artstour Program, and has performed at Harvard University, Chicago's Field Museum, the World Music Festival, the Chicago Blues Festival and many other venues throughout the United States and Canada.
International Folk Dancing,
Mady Newfield Thursday, March 10 3:15 p.m
Co-sponsored by International Club Auditorium
Mady Newfield will present an interactive performance of folk dances from many countries. Newfield has been folk dancing for nearly 35 years. She helped found the Fermilab International Folk Dancers and has been the director of the associated performing group for the past 12 years. She has also been a regular participant and occasional teacher of Scottish country dancing. Newfield has taught folk dance at Aurora University and presents folk dance at various area schools. This is her second appearance at Community High School.
Ballet Folklorico Quetzalcoatl Friday, March 11 2:15 p.m. 10th period
The group shares the beauty and culture of Mexico through the art of folkloric dance. The traditional dances highlight different states and regions of Mexico and are performed in authentic costume. Several Community High School graduates are among the performers.
Ballet Folklorico Huehuecoyotl Friday, March 11 7:30 p.m. Public
Ballet Folklorico Huehuecoyotl will present the evening performance of authentic folk dances from regions of Mexico. This performance is open to the public. Ballet Folklorico Huehuecoyotl is nationally acclaimed and has won national competitions in Texas and New York. Cost $1.00.
International Week is made possible by a Target Foundation Arts Grant
through the Warrenville SuperTarget.