Dancing Across Cultural Borders 2017

Lotus Music & Dance and Robert Browning Associates present

World Dance Festival: Dancing Across Cultural Borders


Saturday November 4th 2017 at 4PM

Junko Fisher Dance Co. (Okinawan Dance)
Tibetan Song and Dance Ensemble
Sol La Argentinita Ensemble (Flamenco)

Sunday November 5th 2017 at 4PM

Kinding Sindaw ( Filipino Tribal Dance)
Sounds of Korea
Ballet Fiesta Mexicana Ybarra 


$15 students/seniors
$20 general admission (in advance)
$25 general admission at door
$50 Premiere Seating and Refreshments

$36 general admission (in advance!)

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509 Atlantic Avenue (At 3rd Ave)
Downtown Brooklyn

Trains 2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, M, N, R, & Q and the LIRR arrive at Atlantic Avenue-Barclay’s Center;
G train to Fulton Street.
A, C, Trains to Hoyt-Schermerhorn


The 2nd World Dance Festival: Dancing Across Cultural borders will take place over two days: Saturday, November 4th and Sunday, November 5th both shows at 4 pm at Roulette Intermedium, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. The event is presented by Lotus Music & Dance in partnership with Robert Browning Associates with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts and features Okinawan, Tibetan, Flamenco, Korean, Filipino and Mexican dance! The first day of this global gathering features the graceful folk dances and elegant classical dances that reflect the rich culture of Okinawa, Japan’s southernmost archipelago, performed by acclaimed Okinawan-born and Tokyo-trained dancer Junko Fisher and company; the lively and acrobatic Tibetan Ral-pa dance as well as the ritual masked opera dance (Ngonpoa Ringa) performed by graduates of the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts in Dharamsala; and soulful flamenco with the ensemble of Sol La Argentinita, featuring Xianinx Barrera. 

The second day features Kinding Sindaw, New York’s stellar group dedicated to reclaiming, recreating and preserving indigenous Philippine culture and traditions particularly from the island of Mindanao; the Sounds of Korea, under the direction of Sue Yeon Park, noted master artist and recipient of the NEA National Heritage Fellowship, in an engaging repertoire that includes the mesmerizing fan dance the dazzling drums of ecstasy; and the vibrant Ballet Fiesta Mexicana Ybarra founded by Yloy Ybarra in 1999 that celebrates the rich and diverse dances of Mexico’s various regions. 

Join us for a celebration of authentic world-class dance and music, crafts and meet and greet the artists. Learn about the common threads these cultures share and what makes them unique—all right here in Brooklyn! 


Lotus Music & Dance in partnership with Robert Browning Associates presents

Featuring Performances by:

Saung Budaya Indonesian Dance, Trinayan Odissi Collective, Gorana Dance Collective, Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York, Kotchegna Dance Company, Kathak Ensemble & Friends, Danza España

Saturday, November 7, 2015 
2pm & 7pm


General Admission: $25

Students, Seniors, Lotus Members: $20

Early Bird (Available through Oct. 30th): $15

VIP: $50

(VIP tickets provide priority reserved seating and a refreshment voucher)

Tickets available here!


Faison Firehouse Theater

6 Hancock Place

New York, NY 10027

(124th Btw St. Nicholas and Morningside Avenue)

Take the A,B,C,D Trains to 125th Street


2pm: Indonesian, Northeastern Indian, Bulgarian & Japanese Dances

Portraying sensual movements with martial arts and electrifying rhythms, the Saung Budaya Indonesian Dance Group, led by Amalia Suryani, performs the traditional dances of West Sumatra, Sunda, Borneo, Aceh and Jakarta.

Under the artistic direction of Bani Ray, the Trinayan Odissi Collective revives a classical dance from Orissa, India, exposing audiences to the gracefulness and lyrical beauty that is Odissi.

Inspired by the ancient culture, rituals, and myths of Bulgaria, Elissaveta Iordanova and her Gorana Dance Collective revive the complex beauty of uneven rhythms through a masterfully woven tapestry of dance.

Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York's Minbuza, under the direction of Momo Suzuki, introduces audiences to the culture and history of Japan and the spirit of the Japanese people with authentic folk dances, music, colorful costumes, and props.

7pm: West African, North Indian and Flamenco Dances

The Kotchegna Dance Company, under the artistic direction of Vado Diomande, brings to life the ancient stories and legends of Africa's Ivory Coast performing a repertoire with masked dances, intricate footwork and explosive energy.

Janaki Patrik's Kathak Ensemble & Friends communicates the richness of Indian culture, performing the classical Lucknow style of kathak with its rich poetry and storytelling techniques.

Danza España, led by Yloy Ybarra, performs a diversity of flamenco dance traditions, highlighting the essence of Spanish dance, music, and song with choreography that adds fresh insight and inspiration.

We are able to provide this event through the gracious grant provided to us by the National Endowment of the Arts who was able to provide us partial funding for this event. Help us cover the difference! You can donate at our Crowdrise page (found here) or purchase a VIP ticket.



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