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Welcome to Nations
In 1993, the year Nations begin, the mission was to identify the rich cultural heritage of ethnic dance in our region and present these traditional art forms on a professional stage for a wide audience to enjoy. Twenty years later that mission remains the same.
From a brilliant tango, to a Bollywood extravaganza, Nations will showcase 32 dance companies with over 300 dancers and musicians in 2014 in honor of Nations' 20th anniversary. The audience will again have the opportunity to travel the world in the comfort of Coronado's state-of-the art theatre during the festival weekend.
"I love the unscripted moments of Nations. I often ask dancers from different traditions to improvise with each other to the same music. For example, how would Chinese, Spanish, and Hawaiian dancers move to the same rhythm?" said Nations' Director Betzi Roe.
It is a privilege for the Coronado School of the Arts Foundation to bring Nations to the stage each year. Please join the exceitment of the 20th anniversary of Nations, full of music, movement, and bequty, presented just across the bridge in Coronado.
See you in February!
Betzi and the Coronado School of the Arts Foundation.
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Nations Dance Festival (left to right): Janice Steinberg, Dance Writer, Betzi Roe, Nations Festival Director, Patricia Astorga Casey, Artistic Director of Danzarts. Photo by: Sue Brenner.