Guest Artist Alison Hong-Novotney with T.I.S. friends at Ru Yi Studio
The Afro-Cuban Dance/Music/Culture event co-sponsored with Taos International Society, with guest artist Alison Hong-Novotney, was a success with many T.I.S. and Ru Yi Studio friends joining us, as well as new out of town friends spending time afterwards in the dance and enjoyed discussions and refreshments.
Alison's lectures helped us to appreciate the depth of the Afro-Cuban culture and the rich traditions that are captured in the music and the dance movements. Afro-Cuban rhythms are inspiring and motivating! The drumming beats were exciting to hear and to dance to. We found ourselves up and dancing and had a wonderful time. Alison also showed us images of the people, their daily lives in dance performances, street parties and spiritual rituals. We were introduced to the interplay between the dance and the percussion music played on conga drums and bata drums, and even with spoons on the walls when the spirit moved them.
Thanks to all for your support and participation; especially to Teresa Austin for the lovely flower arrangements and gracious reception to guests. Our appreciation also goes to Mike Caron who provided technical support to sound connection and video filming.
We were able to raise some needed donations to support future T.I.S. programs and events. Many thanks again to all until next time. Check in with us for upcoming events on the web or just give us a call to stay connected. 575-776-5126 - www.ruyistudio.com and www.taosinternationalsociety.weebly.com
Pearl Weng Liang Huang, Founder of
Ru Yi Studio of Multicultural Arts