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Hamazkayin Armenian Dance Ensemble

Hamazkayin Armenian Dance Ensemble
Cleveland Armenian Festival
St. Gregory of Narek Armenian Church
September 22, 2019

The annual Cleveland Armenian Festival at St. Gregory of Narek Church in Cleveland was held September 20-22, 2019. There was music, dancing, food, games, Church tours and more.

The Hamazkayin Armenian Dance Ensemble is a 15 year old dance group from Detroit with 140 dancers. They performed at the annual Cleveland Armenian Festival at St. Gregory of Narek Church in Cleveland.

Hamazkayin Armenian Dance Ensemble  Director Nayiri Karapetian  introduces a song

Hamazkayin Armenian Dance Ensemble
Director Nayiri Karapetian introduces a song

In this first video, Director Nayiri Karapetian introduced the group and said the first dance is from an eastern region of Armenia.




Hamazkayin Armenian Dance Ensemble from Detroit

Hamazkayin Armenian Dance Ensemble from Detroit


Hamazkayin Armenian Dance Ensemble from Detroit


Hamazkayin Armenian Dance Ensemble from Detroit


Hamazkayin Armenian Dance Ensemble from Detroit


Hamazkayin Armenian Dance Ensemble from Detroit


Hamazkayin Armenian Dance Ensemble from Detroit

The next performance was a dance where a young man woos a girl who is having none of it - or is she?




Girl from Hamazkayin Armenian Dance Ensemble from Detroit


Boy and girl from Hamazkayin Armenian Dance Ensemble from Detroit


Boy and girl dance from Hamazkayin Armenian Dance Ensemble from Detroit


The third dance was a group girl's dance based on the movements of the cherry tree.




Girls Cherry Tree Armenian dance at 2019 Cleveland Armenian Festival


Girls Cherry Tree Armenian dance at 2019 Cleveland Armenian Festival


Girls Cherry Tree Armenian dance at 2019 Cleveland Armenian Festival



The fourth dance was group boy's dance based on the 1961 Paruyr Sevak's poem 'We are few but we are called Armenians"




We are Few' Armenian dance at 2019 Cleveland Armenian Festival


We are Few' Armenian dance at 2019 Cleveland Armenian Festival


We are Few' Armenian dance at 2019 Cleveland Armenian Festival


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