Sherene Melania to Perform 2007 Dancing Across Cultures

5/17/2007 10:40:00 AM
Sherene Melania, Assyrian-American Ballerina and Choreographer

Assyrian-American Artistic Director Sherene Melania will present 2007 Dancing Across Cultures at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre on May 25 at 7pm. Miss Melania’s signature production preserves and enhances dance theatre traditions in their historical context, while deepening cultural awareness and promoting understanding of the interconnecdtedness of our society. Presidio Dance Theatre and Academy, DANCE OUT!, and guest choreographers and artists who are in residence at Presidio Dance Theatre: Dr. Jerry Duke, Aaron Sencil and Hui Tama Nui; Norberto Martinez and Folklorico Atlatonin; Tara Pandeya; Sharlyn Sawyer and Ballet Afsaneh, will be featured.

The showcase launches the 10th anniversary celebrations for Presidio Dance Theatre, one of the Presidio’s early arrivals in 1998. As a premiere cultural institution, Presidio Dance Theatre has earned widespread admiration and numerous awards for the impressive quality of its artistic endeavors. It has become like a magic formula which opens a whole world of its own, and has united audiences of all backgrounds and traditions in the feeling of joyful amazement, festivity, and wonder! Audiences leap to standing ovations as artistic images with amazing detail and rich multi-cultural repertoire portray dozens of dances, choreographic scenes and suites which serve not only as an artistic bridge, but an emotional bridge to diverse cultures. Costumes for the productions have been designed and created primarily by the artists of the Mariinsky Theatre (Kirov) of Russia.

Presidio Dance Theatre is permanently housed in the heart of the Presidio, America's newest National Park. At Presidio Dance Theatre's state-of-the-art facility located adjacent to the scenic Golden Gate and Crissy Field, educational opportunities and performance programs are offered for all ages, building on the rich cultural traditions of the San Francisco Bay Area. Following the performance, Presidio Dance Theatre will open its weekly Summer Camp Program for registration.

WHOPresidio Dance Theatre presents
WHAT2007 Dancing Across Cultures
WHEREPalace of Fine Arts Theatre, 3301 Lyon Street (@ Bay Street), San Francisco
WHENFriday, May 25 at 7pm.
TICKETS$35; Tickets are available at the door, or by calling (415) 561-3997

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Sherene Melania was recently appointed by Mayor Gavin Newsom to San Francisco Arts Commission. She is selected to be the dance representative for the city. She is the youngest commissioner and first Assyrian to ever hold this position.