Silk Road Dance – 60 sec.
Live performance featuring 18 samples of choreography by famed Laurel Victoria Gray, Artistic Director & Costume Maker of the: Silk Road Dance Company, Washington, D.C. A must see, whether you do or don’t have knowledge of rich and colourful history of the Silk Road – the information super highway of it’s time. Some of these stunning, richly colourful, and elaborate, silk costumes are replicas of the original garments drawn from the regions the dance narratives portray. The choreography is representational of skilled storytelling and soulful sensitivity; this is rarely, if ever, seen to be this magical..all set to haunting music.
Silk Road Dance Company’s Director, Dr. Laurel Victoria Grey, is held in the highest esteem not only for her choreography, costume design and costume making, but for her multi-layered knowledge of the customs, religious practices, dance, and history of the Silk Road. She holds the unusual post of both respected Scholar and Artist. The production that this short reel was cut from was titled: Legends of the Silk Road, and it is dawn from 18 separate dances.