Okra Dance Company to bring world rhythms to March’s Tryon Super Saturday

Published 4:02 pm Tuesday, February 13, 2018

What do Greece, Ireland, Mexico and China have in common?

Folkloric dances with vibrant rhythms, for one.

Tryon Super Saturday audiences will be able to follow the beat around the world with the Okra Dance Company on March 17.

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Okra has taken their interactive and culturally-diverse programs around the country and overseas as well. In their performance for Super Saturday, audiences will enjoy dancing from Liberia, Russia, Italy and many other parts of the world.

Super Saturday is celebrating its 40th season this year, with five venues of performers and everything from aerialists to paper-cutting Mr. Cheng on Melrose Avenue.

A special end-of-the-day concert by Woody Cowan and the band Project X will honor four decades of volunteers, who have made Super Saturday happen. This final event of the day is funded by the Polk County Community Foundation.

Super Saturday ticket ordering information will be released soon in the Bulletin.

To find out more about Okra Dance Company and other performers, people visit tryonsupersaturday.com, and follow the event on Facebook as well.

– Submitted by Ellen Douglas