100th Anniversary of Albania
Ajkun Ballet Theatre ‘s Celebration
“LEGACY, The odyssey of albania”
November 29, 2012 at Iona College - ChristopherJ. Murphy Auditorium
(New York) November 10, 2012 – 100th Years of Independency – Leonard Ajkun, co artistic director of the Ajkun Ballet Theatre and resident choreographer, looks forward to celebrate the rich culture of his native country with the audience of Iona College, in the Christopher Murphy Auditorium, November 29 at 7pm.
Leonard’s exciting and daring choreography depicts the rituals rooted deep in history from 2000 BC and impressed on Albanian culture by the Romans, the Byzantine Empire and the Islamic faith, touching on the contemporary social topics such as discrimination against women, immigrants and religion.
Legacy premiered at the MMAC Theater in New York City, October 2010, with an introduction by author and journalist Pëllumb Kulla, Albanian Ambassador to the United Nation, ex officio; the ballet toured Albania, Italy and Australia in 2011 and 2012.
The “Encore” performances of Legacy, The Odyssey of Albania at Iona College, Christopher Murphy Auditorium - November 29, 2012 – curtain at 7pm.
715 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801 (Wheelchair accessible)
Tickets [General Seating $5] are on sale at the door
For more information, please contact Madalyn Barbero Jordan, email@example.com,
(914)637-7796, or visit www.iona.edu/artscouncil
This performance is sponsored by the Iona College Council on the Arts through the generosity of JoAnn and Joseph J. Murphy, the Baron Lambert Fund, and the New Rochelle Council of the Arts.