Holmdel, NJ – The nationally famous Hellenic Dancers of New Jersey (HDNJ) present its Annual Taverna Night performance, Sunday, March 22, 2015, at Holmdel High School Theater, 36 Crawfords Corner Road in Holmdel. Beginning at 3 pm, the audience will experience the various wedding traditions of Greece through the medium of dance. Light refreshments will be available for purchase during intermission. All proceeds from the event will support HDNJ in preserving the folk dance customs of Greece, and perpetuating Greek heritage in America. Funding from the event will also support the dance troupe’s 2015 touring schedule. Tickets will be available at the door, however, advance reservations can be made by contacting Cheryl Bontales, 732.796.1006; Cheryl.email@example.com. Tickets range from $20 – $25 dollars. This event is funded in part by the Hellenic Dancers of New Jersey, Inc., and New Jersey State Council on the Arts – Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Spiro Petroutsos, Co-Artistic Director comments upon the depth of research that is necessary for a performance like this, “I am excited to share a new theme with our audience this year. We always conduct research to perpetuate our culture and this uniquely talented organization. This year we wanted to apply what we have gathered to bring a new experience to our supporters.” This “new experience” takes the audience on a journey throughout all of Greece with traditional folk dances that take place before, during, and after one of the most joyous events of all – Weddings. HDNJ will visit many parts of Greece including Macedonia, the islands of Tilos and Kimolos, as well as Cappadocia, in Asia Minor.
For more information about the Hellenic Dancers of New Jersey, please contact Arete Bouhlas, Publicity Coordinator, 732.236.2108; firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit