Hamazkaine Armenian Sydney Dance Ensemble

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An Armenian Journey

Date: 18 October 2014
Venue: The Concourse Concert Hall, Chatswood

An inspiring concert will be held at the Concourse Chatswood on the 18th October starring the internationally acclaimed, Armenian-Australian soprano and performing artist for Opera Australia, Natalie Aroyan called An Armenian Journey, through the eyes of a frightened orphan girl who miraculously survives the Armenian genocide, we follow her journey of suffering and hardship to her rebirth, surivival and triumph.
 
Don't miss out on this spectacular performance.
Please refer to the leaflet attached for booking information.
 

Concert - Our Culture Our Legacy

Date: 02 November 2014
Venue: The Concourse Theatre, Chatswood

ASDC will be holding their annual concert on the 2nd of November at the Concourse Chatswood. After such a successful July event, our ASDC families are looking forward to seeing not only our senior dancers showcase their talent and hard work on stage, but also our younger dancers who have been working tirelessly all year in preparation for the concert. It is an event not to be missed! Please attend to show your support for what will be ASDC's 14th year of operation. Lets keep the spirit and love of Armenian dance alive in us all!
 


ASDC New Year's Party

Date: 31st of December 2014
Venue: North Sydney Leagues Club

ASDC is excited about holding its first New Year's Party on the 31st of December at North Sydney Leagues Club. We invite all our ASDC friends and families to join in the celebrations of beginning a new year. Tickets are priced at $100 for adults and $50 for children under 12. Tickets include mezze, main course and dessert (drinks to be purchased at the bar). Entertainment will be provided by none other than Karnig and Hovig, so come down for a night of dancing, good food, good company and great music. Let's welcome 2015 in ASDC style!

Tickets will go on Sale on Monday the 22nd of September at Armenian Cultural Centre, Willoughby.
 
 

For tickets please contact:

Danna Manoukian on 0415 768 696 (after 4:30)
Nora Hekimian on 0425 330 803
 

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Eurofest

Date: 14 September 2014
Venue: Ararat Reserve, Bantry Bay Rd, Frenchs Forest


On Sunday the 14th of September, ASDC participated in the annual Eurofest Festival, on the Austral Armenian grounds. This has long been a tradition for the ASDC family, and once again this year was no exception with the Fairfield and Ryde groups performing to their best ability. The audience gave them a very warm welcome and showed their appreciation with loud applause whilst our dancers livened up the audience and created a culture of traditional Armenian dance and music amongst the wider Australian public and various other cultures. Thanks to everyone who came down and supported our dancers on this cultural day of dance, food, music and games.

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Brigidine Event

Date: 31st of August 2014
Venue: Kuring-gai campus

On Sunday the 31st of August, dancers: Karoun Boghossian, Isabelle Vahratian, Stephanie Keshishian, Monique Manookian, Natasha Warian, Rebecca Warian, Alicia Keosseian and Laura Galoustian performed at the renowned "Brigidine College Dance Spectacular" at Kuring-gai campus, UTS. They performed beautifully and showcased our rich culture through the art of Armenian dance. They made ASDC very proud. Well done girls! We would like to thank Silva Keshishian who was in charge of this group and also to our wonderful choreographer Colette Mardirossian for her great work.
 

Social Night

Date: 11 July 2014
Venue: Orchid Persian Restaurant, 342-346 Pacific Highway, Crows Nest

ASDC held one of it's ever popular social nights on the 11th July 2014 at the newly located Orchid Restaurant in Crows Nest.
With over 200 guests, including dance members the evening was a tremendous success with great food, drink and music.
We could not have asked for a more successful evening with everyone enjoying themselves and dancing the night away.
Thankyou to all who attended and for your ongoing support
 
 




Concert – Beyond Noah's Land

Date: 20 July 2014
Venue: The Concourse, Chatswood


On the 20th July 2014 ASDC held a unique concert, Beyond Noah's Land at the Concourse, Chatswood never before seen in Sydney. Mainly aimed at introducing our culture and people to the non-Armenian Community the
evening was a bevy of dance, music and song.  In attendance were different people from various professions, including professionals from
many different areas of expertise such as doctors, council members, lawyers etc. from the non-Armenian and Armenian community.

The evening was a great success with Gamo attending from Armenia to showcase his talent with many different musical instruments including the most popular and beautiful traditional Armenian instrument the duduk.

We also had the likes of soprano soloist Natalie Aroyan, Christopher Nazarian and Mher Balian performing some wonderful Armenian songs.
Our 18+ dancers made us proud with their breath taking performances leaving everyone in the audience, be it Armenian or Non Armenian, very impressed with the calibre of the dances.

Once again thank you to all who attended and your ongoing support.
 
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FEEDBACK

Dear Harmick,
Congratulations to you and the team on a spectacular event on Sunday night. 
I thoroughly enjoyed myself. The dancing was so energetic and professional and the way you were able to incorporate the story of Armenia was interesting and informative.
It was an honour to be invited. Thank you.
Kind regards
Councillor Gail Giles-Gidney
Mayor Willoughby City Council


Dear ASDC Board,
It is times like this that we are reminded of our special connection to our culture. We truly felt so proud of being Armenian. 
Sharing this night with our dance family is something I will always be grateful for. We are such a close group and that night was a testimony of what a great team we truly are- so supportive and wonderful (we would make sure our fellow dancers were ok and ready to go on stage and then think about if we were ready).
Thank you ASDC for creating this experience and memory for us that we will forever cherish. We look forward to many more concerts and memories.
Thanks, Colette


Dear Harmick,
My wife and I attended Armenia Beyond Noah's Land last night and were absolutely blown away by the amazing talents that were on display. The connection with Arrnenian heritage through our rich culture were so strong in the performances that at times I had goosebumps all over my body along with tears of joy. I felt so proud to be Armenian.  
The professionalism of each performance is a tribute to the time, dedication and sacrifice each performer and choreographer must have made in order to produce such a world class production.
We would like to sincerely thank you for your invitation and congratulate you on your success.
Regards

Greg Zerounian
Leader of Learning and Curriculum
Marist Sisters' College Woolwich

Dear Harmick and Team ASDC,

I had the pleasure of representing the ARF Australia Tro Gomide at the July 20th ARMENIA: BEYOND NOAH’S LAND event at The Concourse.
I would like to congratulate your dance troupe for what was one of those unique occasions that Armenians can sit proudly in an audience, while our rich culture and heritage is presented in a deservedly magnificent way for all to see.

The storytelling, choreography and dance was an absolute joy to behold, and definitely the best Armenian dance concert I had witnessed. A week on, and the applause of the largely non Armenian audience still results in the hair on the back of my neck standing up. I congratulate you and wish you continued success. I wish our community has the ongoing privilege of enjoying your shows and tributes to our people and our culture. Ungeragan cherm parevnerov,
Garbis Sariyan


Dear Harmick
We thank you very much for an outstanding event.
Its your hard work that made it a top night.
Maureen and I were impressed with the overall quality.
We are happy to provide support and eager to do so going forward with your events.
Warmest regards
Joe Rizk


Good afternoon Harmick,
Thank you so much for the invitation to "Armenia, Beyond Noah's Land".
What a fantastic evening it was.  The dancers performed their complex routines with such energy and grace.
It was particularly enjoyable to have such a broad program showcasing so many talented performers.
I have learnt so much about Armenia as a result of the evening and am impressed with the engagement of Armenian youth with the Dance Ensemble.
Congratulations to all the hardworking participants and organisers.
Thank you again for your kind invitation.
Kind regards,
Cr Kay Millar


Hello Harmick, 
I would just like to thank the board, fellow dancers, dance instructors and most of all, Harmick Hacobian who puts all of his passion and tremendous efforts in keeping this group as a family. All the hard work put in by everyone at the July 20 concert at The Concourse was an amazing experience and a performance like no other which involved diversifying our Armenian dance culture to the wider communities. Would just like to say thank you for such an unforgettable day and hopefully more to come.
Regards
Nick  Mekhdjian


Dear Harmick
On behalf of the Armenian Relief Society, Regional Committee, I would like to thank you for inviting us to be presented at such a beautiful night, and seeing the outstanding performance of our young talented dancers, showcasing our rich cultural heritage.
The performance showed the great efforts of the team - it really was a breathtaking performance.
We hope all the best for future events.
Rosa Nazloomian
ARS Regional Committee


Dear Baron Harmick,
Please find my message about the concert below. I thought that I would share my impression through email rather than through facebook.
I would like to thank the ASDC Board for providing the rare opportunity to represent our culture to the wider Australian audience. I will forever cherish the emotions that I felt on stage, and I will always be grateful for the care and dedication of the ASDC board and the instructors.
Regards,
Saro Karadanian


 

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Facebook

 
We welcome you to ‘Like’ the ‘ASDC Sydney Dance’ page on Facebook for frequent updates on practices and upcoming events.
 
A great platform to connect with ASDC family and friends, the ASDC Facebook Page regularly posts photo and video updates, as well as flyers and links to upcoming events in the community.
 
Please find the link to the Facebook Page below:
 
https://www.facebook.com/asdc.dance
 



Instagram


More exciting news on the social media front! ASDC has launched its official Instagram page!

Follow asdcdance on Instagram for updates on current and upcoming events! Photo and video updates are frequently posted, including weekly updates for “Training Tuesdays” and “Flashback Fridays”.
 



Website

Visit our website www.asdc.com.au for more information regarding our dance classes, instructors, parent committees, concerts and ASDC contact information.
 
Also, you will be able to access our E-Newsletter which is uploaded each month, providing you with the latest news regarding ASDC events and functions.


 



 

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