JCTC Dance: Moon Festival
Moon Festival, a mid-October holiday celebrated in nearly every Asian nation, comes to White Eagle Hall when we present a multicultural, interactive dance performance for the whole family. Moon Festival—a culturally-rich Asian American dance concert that celebrates diversity, family, women and motherhood—is a collaboration between the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company and Akhilandeshwari Vasudevamurthy (Akhila).
The two dance companies will perform and then invite the audience to join in this ancient celebration as they invoke the power of the moon through ritualistic dance and trance-inducing rhythms. In keeping with Asian tradition, Moon Cake, a traditional Chinese delicacy where legend has it was first baked by resistance fighters during an uprising in China more than 1000 years ago—and authentic Indian Pudding—will be served.
“Both Nai-Ni and Akhila are incredible choreographers,” says Olga Levina, Artistic Director, JCTC. “Moon Festival is a celebration of women, motherhood and family that was found in ancient cultures. How these talented, international artists blend the history of their own cultures with modern dance truly represents the power of women across Asian cultures. Moon Festival is an enriching performance for the entire family.”