Saint Martha-Yamaha Concert Series
Paul Posnak, Founding Artistic Director
THE VANAVER CARAVAN presents FESTIVAL OF LIGHT
Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 3:00
Barry University - Broad Center for the Performing Arts
11300 NE 2nd Avenue
Festival of Light is VANAVER CARAVAN's holiday production featuring music and dances of Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, and more. The 12 dancers/musicians hail from four continents, with expertise from clogging to Afro-Brazilian Capoeira to classical jazz and ballet.
Recognizing that the arts often communicate what words fail to express, the mission of The Vanaver Caravan is to inspire, through dance and music, the harmonious co-existence of world cultures and traditions, to promote peace and celebrate our humanity.
In cooperation with Breakthrough Miami
General Adult Admission: $10.00; Blue Circle: $20.00
Online through www.saintmarthaconcerts.com; for information, phone (305) 458-0111, or 786-382-4495.
Credit card purchases at 1-800-595-4849. Tickets also available at the door.
SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS AVAILABLE
About the Vanaver Caravan
Artistic Directors: Bill and Livia Vanaver
Dancers: Alena Brocker, Gustavo Caldas, Joel Hanna, Brian Lawton, Samantha Lawton,
Barbara Martinez, Neve Parker
Musicians: Bill Vanaver, Livia Vanaver, Jesse Kotansky, Fode Sissoko, Toby Stover
Music is traditional unless otherwise noted.
YULETIDE AND ST. STEPHEN’S DAY
Yorkshire Wassail Song: Bill & Livia
Here We Come a Wassailin
The Wren (Irish)
Dancers: Neve Parker
Dancer: Joel Hanna
Salip (Philipines, Dance to the Sun)
Dancers: Alena Brocker, Samantha Lawton, Neve Parker
Berimbau & Capoeira – Brazil (Carnival)
Dancer: Gustavo Caldas
Chinese Festival Ribbon Dance (New Year)
Music: Bill Vanaver
Dancer: Samantha Lawton
Dancers: Alena Brocker, Neve Parker with the Scholars of Breakthrough Miami
NU ROZ (Kurdish Halay Dance for Celebrations - Turkey)
Music: Semmame by Ibrahim Tatlises
Music: Raghupati, by Vishnu Digambar Paluskar
KWANZAA (African-American Holiday)
Music: Fode Sissoko - Kora
Dancer: Mama Djambo - Gustavo Caldas
EPIPHANY La Bruha (Christmas Witch) – Veracruz, Mexico
Dancer: Barbara Martinez
PERCUSSIVE DANCE of LIGHT: Joel Hanna
Chanukah, Chanukah (Hebrew)
Hanukah Oy Hanukah (Yiddish)
Lichvod Ha Chanukah (Hebrew)
This Little Light of Mine/Song
Wexford Carol (Ireland)
Dancer: Samantha Lawton
Esta Noce (Flamenco/Spain)
Dancer/Choreographer: Barbara Martinez
Christmas Swing Duet (USA)
Music: Baby It’s Cold Outside by Frank Loesser,
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year by Edward Pola and George Wyle
Jingle Bell Rock by Bobby Helms
Dancers/Choreographers: Brian and Samantha Lawton
Special Guest Pianist: Paul Posnak
Meet the artists at our after-concert reception, included with your tickets.
All programs are subject to change without notice.
Julie Williamson (305) 458-0111 or Ann Saladino at (786) 382-4495.
Visit concert series website at www.saintmarthaconcerts.com
or Facebook: SaintMarthaConcerts