"Runes" is a contemporary dance performance by the Zikr Dance Ensemble of Colorado that will focus on "the ancient magical northern European alphabet as it was used in its symbolic form for divination and prophecy" ...
"Runes" is a contemporary dance performance by the Zikr Dance Ensemble of Colorado that will focus on "the ancient magical northern European alphabet as it was used in its symbolic form for divination and prophecy," according to an announcement.
"Runes," directed by David Taylor, will be performed today, Sunday (Oct. 7), 6 p.m., at the Taos Community Auditorium, 145 Paseo del Pueblo Norte. It is a presentation of the Taos Center for the Arts.
This stunning new work will feature the use of a cyr wheel along with a breathtaking set of monolithic structures designed by Perspective Design Fabrication visionaries Devin Gores and Charles Lefkowitz, press materials state. Also on the program will be one of the most intriguing and historic samples of The Gurdjieff Sacred Movements, along with the Zikr Dance Ensemble’s signature work and audience favorite, “In Your Eyes.”
Zikr Dance Ensemble is excited to announce a major new collaboration. Internationally acclaimed Persian dance master Shahrzad Khorsandi will create a new work titled “Atash" (“fire” in Farsi) that will be staged for the Zikr Dance Ensemble’s female dancers.
The Zikr Dance Ensemble’s stellar cast of international dance artists will include numerous guest artists from all over the country.
The Zikr Dance Ensemble offers a spectrum of works that include transcendent dance rituals from many different ancient world cultures throughout history along with original and contemporary dance/theatre realizations, according to an online description. The company's purpose is to offer performance experiences of spiritual atonement for both participants and audiences alike which are both theatrically engaging and educational and that also connect to numerous organizations dedicated to both promoting spiritual tolerance and multi-cultural understanding for the entire community.
The dances in performance are supplemented by stunning slide projections and visual effects, completing a multi-media experience that audiences and presenters alike have found to be both visually and artistically stimulating as well as intellectually captivating.
Tickets to the performance are $20 at the door.
Before this performance, there will be a Masterclass for intermediate/advanced and professional dancers from 1-3 p.m. The Masterclass will take place at Ballet Taos, 1037 Calle del Sol, Taos.
Admission to the masterclass only are $35. For the masterclass and performance, tickets are $50. They can be purchased at the door, by calling (575) 758-2052 or by visiting https://ticketbud.com/events/5bf4afe2-a736-11e8-9cd6-c75669db8887 (additional fees may apply).
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