Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Local women bring belly dance to FLCC

Ontario County women who are part of the Silent Rhythm Dance Troupe will share one of the oldest forms of dance – belly dancing – on Thursday, March 10, at Finger Lakes Community College.

The event will begin at 7 p.m. in Stage 13 on the second floor of the main campus, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive. Parking is available in the lot in front of the building or the parking lot at the top of the hill behind the building. 

The Silent Rhythm Dance Troupe will share the evolution of belly dance from its origins 5,000 years ago in the Middle East. Since its arrival in America in 1893 at the Chicago World's Fair, belly dance has progressed into a cultural art form that has been fused with American dance.

Karen Snow of Farmington, director of the Silent Rhythm Dance Troupe in Canandaigua, says six troupe members will take the audience on a brief trip though time, sharing information and history with a focus on traditional, gypsy and tribal belly dance.

The remaining five members who will perform at FLCC are Sandy Heacock of Bloomfield, Lorrie Maslyn of Victor and Jade Meyer, Niki Marthaller and Carlye Cole, all of Canandaigua.

For more information, contact Curt Nehring Bliss, FLCC Honors House director, at (585) 785-1367 or Visit the Honors House on Facebook at

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