A JOURNEY THROUGH THE THE REALMS OF TRADITION, MYTH, FANTASY, AND IMAGINATION
“Wow! People are still talking about your performance. Thank you so much for the fun, color, and excitement you brought to our event.”
— Dazzle: Young Audiences of NJ,
Larry Capo, Executive Director
Mosaic Dance Theater Company (MDTC) is dedicated to the dance and folkloric traditions of the Mediterranean — North Africa, the Middle East, and southern Europe — creating dance, theater, and educational programs which celebrate the rich diversity of cultures of this region. The dances and music, the stories and myths, and the history and legends of this fascinating area form the wellspring of inspiration for MDTC’s creative vision.
Founded in 2003 by Producing Artistic Director Morgiana Celeste Varricchio, MDTC evolved out of dance and theater productions originally developed by Ms. Varricchio which began touring in 1992 and are now a part of MDTC’s repertory. Samara Adell, MDTC’s Choreographer and Artistic Director for Dance, began her collaboration with Ms. Varricchio in 2000, and since the Company’s inception, it has premiered its original dance works to critical acclaim.
Touring nationally to performing arts venues, universities, schools, and community organizations, MDTC is known for its artistry and authenticity, not only in creating the original works that comprise its repertory, but also in faithfully researching their origins to ensure cultural integrity. The Company has been presented under the auspices of Lincoln Center’s “Meet the Artist” Program, Young Audiences of New Jersey/Eastern Pennsylvania, Arts Horizons, and is on the roster of Arts-in-Education artists for Hartford Performs (CT) and Morris Arts (NJ). MDTC is the recipient of the 2013 Sunshine Award for its contribution to the performing arts, recognized by NARAS (National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences) and the United Nations.
In a world engulfed by popular culture, MDTC embraces the historical treasures of the past, the ways of tradition, and the sensibilities of the present in its goal to celebrate the remarkable varieties and similarities of the Mediterranean cultures.
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