NEW ROCHELLE, NY — The 35th annual International Music and Dance series at the New Rochelle Public Library will kick-off on Tuesday, July 10th, from 7:00 pm – 7:50 pm. Authentic dances from various islands and mainland Greece will be performed by costumed members of the Holy Trinity Dance Troupe, of the New Rochelle Greek Orthodox Church. The free performance is suitable for all ages and will include some volunteer audience participation.
The Holy Trinity Dance Troupe, led by Nick Gregory and coordinated by Eirini Metaxas, is comprised of enthusiasts who gather weekly to share their Hellenic heritage through dance. Mr. Gregory has been involved in Greek Folk Music and Dance for more than 35 years. He has studied under the directors of the renowned Dora Stratou Dance Troupe and the Lykion Ellinidon, both located in Athens, Greece and under the direction of the late Paul Ginis of The Greek American Folklore Society in New York City. He has been an assistant director and director of dance groups in Atlanta and New York and has performed across the United States, in Canada, and in Greece.
The performance is free. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning at 6:45 pm.
The International Music and Dance series will continue on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm with a July 17th performance by the Westchester Klezmer Project and a July 24th with a performance by the Redhawk Native American Dancers. The series continues on July 31st with Middle Eastern Dance by Aszmara with Music of Armenia, Turkey and Egypt and on August 7th with Bokandeye African Dance and Drum Troupe. It concludes on Saturday, August 18th at 1:00 pm, with an outdoor performance by Calpulli Mexican Dance Company.