San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival
January 13, 2007
Thank you Dorothy Pierce for the above post-audition photo
On Martin Luther King weekend, Indigenous, under the artistic
direction of Bahira, was honored to audition for World Arts West with over 100
other dance companies for the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival.
This prestigious Festival,
now in its 29th year, will feature 29 exciting ethnic dance soloists
and troupes and be held over three weekends in June of 2007 at The Palace of
Fine Arts Theatre in San Francisco on Bay and Lyon Street, San Francisco.
The auditions were held at
The Palace Theatre in front an esteemed panel of dance directors and
teachers, including Aisha Ali, as well as a very appreciative paying
audience. Although Indigenous was not chosen for this year's
performance, Carlos Carvajal, one of the two Artistic Directors of this
Festival wrote the following personal note on the exclusion letter, "What an
original idea! Very well rehearsed!" Indigenous was proud to
have been invited to audition.