Europeans of No Known or Cared About Racial Affiliation, or ENKCARAs, which we just made up, have only ballet dancing to call their own. Its generic, wooden movements reflect the way ENKCARAs typically fail to express physical joy except when drunk at weddings, and then badly. In contrast, at the Ethnic Dance Festival, the more festive, emotion-having people of the world (dont make it racial! This includes Hungarians.) can claim dances so varied and of such high quality that even the festivals auditions are a major annual event on local dance-lovers calendars. This weekend, glorious world premieres of traditional dance forms from Indonesia, Peru, Korea, and the Congo glide across the stage. And next weekend, a collaboration among six Mexican companies celebrates the centenary of the Mexican Revolution thats a lot of people onstage at one time, honoring the Villistas and Zapatistas of yore.
Saturdays, Sundays, 2 & 8 p.m. Starts: June 5. Continues through June 27, 2010