The 2016 Event at the Shea Theater
Another wonderful year!
So many thanks:
to Monte and the Shea Theater Arts Center
to Robert Tobey Photography for capturing the event
to our extraordinary director, Marilyn M. Sylla
to Ce Ce's Chinese Restaurant for the pre-show dinner
to all of the performers for sharing their talents and traditions
to our audience for the warm reception!
Highlights from the event:
What people said:
"WOW! Standing room only and you had us all on our feet. That was so courageous, colorful, heart felt, rhythmic, fashionable, energizing, ruffly, hopeful, engaging and loving. Thank you! Truly magnificent." —Alyce
"My neighbor and I went to the international program of dance, poetry and music in Turners Falls. We can't stop talking about how wonderful it was—so inclusive, so celebratory of our different cultures, so well choreographed, and so much fun! When I got home I tried to recall all of the countries that were represented. I counted ten. All the performers seemed as poised as any professional, even when they had to struggle with our difficult (English) language. So, thank you all for a superb evening. We hope you will have more such programs that celebrate our immigrants!" —S.H.