The Fernando Cellicion Zuni Dancers, a Native American dance troupe, will tour Turkmenistan from July 7 to July 14 as part of the Department of State Arts Envoy program.
The Zuni Dancers were founded in 1983 by Roger Cellicion, father of the current leader Fernando Cellicion, to preserve and pass on his knowledge of Zuni culture. The group has become one of the top professional touring Native American dance companies in the performing arts. World renowned for their performances of traditional Zuni social songs and dances, they have performed in 32 countries throughout the world, including in Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and the South Pacific.
In Turkmenistan, the Zuni Dancers will perform, conduct workshops for the public, and chat with the Embassy’s followers on the LINE mobile chat application. Entrance to all events is free and open to the public.
Tuesday, July 7
16:00 – Live chat with followers of the U.S. Embassy’s LINE account
18:00 – Presentation and workshop in the Information Resource Center (IRC) of the U.S. Embassy
Wednesday, July 8
18:00 – Presentation and workshop at the Regional Drama Theater in Mary
19:00 – Performance at the Regional Drama Theater in Mary
Thursday, July 9
14:00 – Presentation and workshop at the House of Culture of Turkmen Hero Gurbansoltan Eje in Turkmenabat
19:00 – Performance at the Music and Drama Theatre of the Lebap velayat named after Seidi in Turkmenabat
Friday, July 10
19:00 – Performance at the Music and Drama Theatre named after Saparmyrat Turkmenbashi in Balkanabat
Saturday, July 11
12:00 – Presentation and workshop at the Culture Palace in Turkmenbashi
19:00 – Performance at the Culture Palace in Turkmenbashi
Tuesday, July 14
19:00 – Performance at the Turkmenistan Cinema and Concert Hall in Ashgabat
For more information please contact the Information Resource Center of the U.S. Embassy in Ashgabat at 47-35-03 (ext. 1) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org