Here we are just before performing at on the Charlotte Dance Festival Stage at Festival in the Park 2013. It was bright and sunny at the time, but the rain quickly moved in and drizzled on an enthusiastic and supportive audience. There was a variety of dance forms represented on the bill, from African to Jewish folk dance to classical ballet. It was a refreshing reminder that dance is not always about technique and perfection, but the passion and devotion of the artist(s). Dance is about expression through movement; some of us just express ourselves in a different way, which is exactly as it should be. On a side note… we all really want to take African dance now.
Baran Dance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, creates, presents, and offers contemporary dance performances, classes, and workshops for a wide spectrum of audience and student demographics. Through professional concert work in a range of formats and venues as well as educational and mentoring programs for emerging dance artists, our mission is to cultivate awareness and appreciation for contemporary dance as a staple of arts, culture, and community engagement throughout the Southeast. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Baran Dance are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.