Filipino Association of Nova Scotia will present Tinikling, a traditional folk dance from the Visayas region of the Philippines. The dance imitates the movement of the tinikling birds as they walk between grass stems, run over tree branches, or dodge bamboo traps set by rice farmers. Dancers imitate the tinikling bird's legendary grace and speed by skillfully maneuvering between large bamboo poles. The dance is commonly performed at schools and on special occasions, such as the Filipino Independence Day, as a celebration of Filipino culture and Filipino pride.
Flamenco En Rouge
Flamenco en Rouge is Deeply committed to the purity and elemental intensity of flamenco music and dance, Flamenco en Rouge brings together artists who share a unique creative vision. Through the artistry of original solo and ensemble works, artists combine an auditory and visual display that creates an exhilarating experience. The artists are internationally trained and have performed on stages in Canada and Spain.
Karen Myatt is jazz vocalist and theatre artist has appeared on stages in New York, Mexico, and throughout Canada. Influenced from an early age by the great composers and musicians of the Golden Era, Karen adores international music, especially French and German cabaret. She has trained at the Randolph Academy in Toronto and is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. Know More About her at : www.karenmyatt.net
Campfire Songs with Pat & Noreen
Campfire songs! We expect that this will be a fun interactive experience for everyone at Nova Multifest on July 28. Pat and Noreen will teach you to singalong with some of their favourite campfire songs by Nova Scotian and Canadian songwriters. A family friendly performance that includes songs for younger children as well as adults.
Samba Nova will make you want to move! Samba Nova is a community percussion group in Halifax that plays Brazilian style samba batucada. Founded in 1989, some of the group’s pieces are very traditional while others highlight some funky beats! Catch them at Nova Multifest on July 28.
We are excited that Serpentine Studios will be performing at Nova Multifest on July 28! Monique's Tribal Fusion and Laura's Classic Egyptian training combine to create a unique and hypnotic style that has delighted audiences across Canada since 2003.
For the Love of Flamenco
The group is thrilled to have guest dancers Maria Osende (Spain) and Julio Fernandez (Cuba) for the occasion. Their set will include dances ranging from the traditional "Sevillanas" a folks-dance from Seville to the joyful "Alegrias" with "Batas de cola" - beautiful long trail flamenco dresses as well as Spanish inspired masterpieces, such as Bizet's "Carmen" and a Cuban-Flamenco salsa fusion piece.
Arirang Drum Team
Established in 2006, the Arirang Drum Team is a Halifax-based Korean drum team that features various traditional percussive rhythms originating in Korea. The team is known for its exhilarating and synchronizing percussive assemble on stage, and has made over 100 appearances in Halifax community, including the Halifax Multicultural Festival at Halifax Waterfront and the Halifax Drum Festival at the Rebecca Cohn. The team consists of and is open to anyone of any age who is interested in learning and sharing Korea’s traditional music in Halifax and beyond.
Girl's Bhangra dance which is a cultural dance originating from Punjab. We have been dancing ever since we were young and have participated in many community events around Nova Scotia.
By Supriya Arora and Shikha Arora.
Audra Dance Academy
Our ladies performing group is going to perform a traditional village folk style of Tamilnadu called Kummi. Kummi is one of the most important and ancient forms of village dances of Tamil Nadu. It originated when there were no musical instruments, with the participants clapping their hands to keep time. This is performed by women; many varieties of Kummi, such as Deepa Kummi, Kulavai Kummi, Kadir Kummi, Mulaipari Chum etc. are known. The women stand in a circle and dance clapping their hands rhythmically. One of the women leads the singing with a favourite song while the rest take up the refrain.This dance is usually performed during temple festivals, Pongal, the harvest festival, family functions.
Atlantic Kids Bhangra
Stay Tuned for a Cultural Dance Performance from North India by Atlantic Kids Bhangra Group on July 28th.
Stay Tuned for a Cultural Dance Performance from Chilanka on July 28th.
CTC Dance Troupe
Stay Tuned for a Cultural Dance Performance from CTC [Colin Talwar Choreography] Dance Troupe on July 28th.
Stay Tuned for a Cultural Dance Performance from Dancing Divas on July 28th.
Stay Tuned for a Cultural Dance Performance from Dancing Dolls on July 28th.
Stay Tuned for a Cultural Dance Performance from Desencontros Casuais on July 28th. Brazilian music including Bossa Nova, Chorinho, Samba, Forro and other Brazilian style songs
Iryna Gerus will be giving a performance on July 28th at Nova Multifest.
Maritime Centre for African Dance
Stay Tuned for a Cultural Dance Performance from Maritime Centre for African Dance on July 28th.
Maritime Dance Academy
Stay Tuned for a Dance Performance from Maritime Dance Academy on July 28th at Nova Multifest.
Stay Tuned for a Dance Performance from Oriental Motion by Sari and Koosha on July 28th at Nova Multifest.
Punjabi Di Rooh
Stay Tuned for a Dance Performance by Punjabi Di Rooh on July 28th at Nova Multifest.
Stay Tuned for a Dance Performance by Shan-e-Punjab on July 28th at Nova Multifest.
Sisters of Dance
Stay Tuned for a Dance Performance by Sisters of Dance on July 28th at Nova Multifest.
Stars of Tomorrow
Stay Tuned for a Dance Performance by Stars of Tomorrow on July 28th at Nova Multifest.
Urban Surf Kings
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