Sassoun Dance Groups

Sassoun Dance Ensemble

SASSOUN DANCE ENSEMBLE – ՍԱՍՈՒՆ ՊԱՐԱԽՈՒՄԲ

Holy Trinity Armenian Church’s Sassoun Dance Ensemble has been active since 2004, under the guidance of Father Zareh Zargarian, and under the leadership of:
Artistic Director, Choreographer & Audio/Video Coordinator: Sevag Avakian
Assistant Instructor, Junior’s Instructor & Costume Coordinator: Sareen Avakian
Sassoun Dance Ensemble has performances annually, along with many other performances for various events, presenting traditonal Armenian dances, as well as dances from other cultures.
PAST ANNUAL PERFORMANCES:
Season 1 (2004/2005) April 10th, 2005
Season 2 (2005/2006) June 10th, 2006
Season 3 (2006/2007) June 2nd, 2007
Season 4 (2007/2008) May 17th, 2008
Season 5 (2008/2009) June 20th, 2009
Season 6 (2009/2010) June 26th, 2010
Season 7 (2010/2011) June 25th, 2011
Season 8 (2011/2012) June 16th, 2012
Season 9 (2012/2013) June 15th, 2013
Season 10 (2013/2014) June 21st, 2014 (Toronto) June 28th, 2014 (Montreal) Featuring singer Ruben Sasuntsi from Armenia
INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCES:
– Armenia – 2010 “One Nation, One Culture” Festival
– Karabagh
– New York, USA
– Argentina
– Uruguay
OTHER PERFORMANCES:
– Annual Carassauga Festival in Mississauga
– Various Multicultural Events
– Holy Trinity Church Anniversary Celebrations
– Montreal
– St. Catharine’s
– Canada’s Wonderland
– Armenian Community Centre – Hay Getron
– “Exile in the Cradle” play
– Khoren Mouradian’s “Harsi Bar” music video
– Harout Bedrossian’s “Ayo” music video
– Shirak Tatosian’s “Aysor” music video
– United Way event – Honouring of Waterloo Police Chief, Matt Torigian
– AYF Winterfest 2011
– July 1st, 2011 Canada Day Celebrations at Dundas Square, Downtown Toronto
– Armenia’s 20th Independence Celebration, AYC, Toronto
– Charm of Song & Dance 2011 at UofT Hart House Theatre, organized by the Academy of Serbian Dance.
– Pangaea Multicultural Event – McMaster University in Hamilton
– Inga & Anush Concert in Toronto, 2012
– Ottawa Armenian Festival
– Rev. Archpriest Zareh Zargarian’s 20th Anniversary of Ordination to Priesthood
– Charm of Song & Dance 2012 at McMillan Theatre, organized by the Academy of Serbian Folk Dancing
– AYF Winterfest 2013 – performance with Silva Hakobyan from Armenia
– Lousapem Theatre’s “An Unusual Day”, May 11 & 12, 2013
– Igranka Bulgarian Festival, June 22, 2013
– July 1st, 2013 Canada Day Celebrations at Dundas Square, Downtown Toronto
– Armenian Heritage Night at the Raptors Pre Game Show – February 23, 2014
– Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) at the Direct Energy Centre on the International Stage – August 23, 2014
– Armenia’s 23rd Independence Celebrations – September 19, 2014
– International Student’s Festival organized by the City of Toronto – September 27, 2014

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