Santa Monica College’s Global Motion World Dance Company will present Legends at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 15th and 16th at the SMC Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica.
Formerly known as Folklorico de SMC, the Global Motion World Dance Company evolved from an increased emphasis on the celebration of global citizenship and culture, a company spokesperson says.
Dance performances featured in the concert include legend-inspired pieces of various cultures such as “The Wings of Isis,” portraying the Egyptian goddess Isis in belly dancing, and “Gujiga,” a dance which stems from a traditional Korean shamanic myth about the birth of a kingdom, an event spokesperson said.
Also on the program will be Argentine tango, American tap, Mongolian, lyrical jazz, Mexican, South American, contemporary ballet and Hawaiian hula dance, among others.
Global Motion has toured extensively throughout Mexico and California for more than 16 years at schools, festivals, and special events. The dance company is under the direction of Raquel Ramirez, Sri Susilowati and Judith Douglas.
Faculty choreographers are Argelia Andrade, Laila Abdullah, Laura Canellias, Jade Gao, Gustavo Gonz·lez and Jennifer Jesswein.
Guest choreographers are Keali’i Ceballos, Won-sun Choi and Josie Walsh.
Student choreographers are Nelson Aparicio, Zweli Barton, Edgar Gino Ngomemi, Alondra Ramirez, Sarah Reich and Haruka Suzuki.
This project is supported in part by a grant from SMC’s Global Citizenship Initiative.
Tickets are $15 for general admission and $12 for SMC students with identification and senior citizens. Parking is free.
Information, (310) 434-3000 or www.smc.edu/eventsinfo/.