Mark your calendar, reserve your seats, and get excited for three highly-acclaimed dance performances scheduled to be presented live on stage in the Burlington County Library Auditorium this fall. In keeping with the BCLS mission to enrich lives by providing opportunities for learning, growth, and personal development, this new Fall Friday Night series will bring a diverse selection of culturally-enriching entertainment to area residents. With the support of The Friends of the Burlington County Library, Inc., one new performance will be featured each month, September to November, and all shows will begin at 7pm. Tickets for each event cost just $25 per person and seating is limited, so don’t miss out!
On September 29, enjoy the Dance China NY Mid-Autumn Festival when we welcome the New York Chinese Cultural Center to the auditorium. Featuring a burst of energy and color, this family-friendly performance includes traditional Chinese dance and music, a martial arts demonstration, and Chinese acrobat and theatrical players in full makeup and regalia. Highlights include run-ins with a mischievous lion and lively renditions of the Manhattan-based touring company’s award-winning red ribbon dance.
On October 20, The Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO), recognized for its artistic integrity and superbly trained dancers, will present an electrifying show featuring two exciting performances. “Folded Prism” is a full company work infusing the choreographic imagery of Thang Dao set to the hypnotic original music compilation by John Levis. “Between the Lines” from choreographer Francisco Gella was inspired by the architectural drawings of Frank Lloyd Wright, who himself was inspired by Beethoven’s lush compositions.
And on November 17, Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana will bring the cultural richness and traditions of flamenco to the stage. Enjoy a colorful and lively performance full of the energetic music and intense dance that reveal a glimpse into a life full of pride, passion, honor, love, and sorrow. With influences from North Africa and South America, the Gypsies and the Jewish peoples, this vibrant and culturally-diverse art form will keep you moving in your seat!
Don’t forget to reserve your tickets, and we’ll see you at the shows!