The Albert Wisner Public Library’s River Birch Patio will be the place for music and dance this August at the Library, located at 1 McFarland Dr. in Warwick. The performances are free and open to the public. Bring a blanket or a chair for the lawn. In case of inclement weather the performances will move indoors to the Community Room where seating will be on a first come first/served basis. No registration is required.
Bollywood Dance with Rupa Parikh
Rupa Parikh will present Bollywood Dance on Fri., Aug. 24. The evening will open from 6 to 7 p.m. with traditional Henna hand painting, followed by dancing at 7 p.m. The art of applying henna to the hands and feet is known as Mehndi, and is traditionally used for celebrations and rites of passage.
Bollywood dancing is a modern dance style from India inspired by Indian movies known for their elaborate musical dance numbers and upbeat music focusing on celebrating life. Attendees will learn traditional/modern dance moves, poses, mudras (hand gestures), and expressions to created an authentic Bollywood dancing experience. This dancing program is for all ages so bring the family.
Mozart & More with the London Trio & Guest
The London Trio will be on hand on Sun., Aug. 26 at 2 p.m. and will offer a program that will include the well-loved Mozart Flute Quartet in D Major and much more, including some musical history.
The London Trio is a flute, violin and cello ensemble in the tradition of Franz Joseph Haydn’s London trios. For this performance they have added a guest cello. The Trio features flutist Carla Auld, violinist Gabriel Schaff, violist Entela Barci, and cellist Lanny Paykin.