Building Meghry Dance Ensemble for the future

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PHILADELPHIA, Penn.—Community leaders and close friends of Meghry Dance Ensemble recently supported the group in launching the Meghry Benefactors program. It was the biggest fundraising event for the Meghry Dance Ensemble to date. The group has raised over 12 thousand dollars.

The aim of the Benefactor’s program is to enrich and broaden the cultural experience of this unique Armenian dance group in the Philadelphia area. Financial contributions from benefactors and friends of Meghry will support and ensure opportunities to bring in world famous choreographers to perpetuate the rich Armenian culture among our youth.

Many benefactors spoke openly about the critical value of this initiative and shared new ideas and initiatives to propel Meghry into the future. Anahit Shirinian emphasized the importance of the art of dance for young people, connecting them on a purely cultural platform. “The language of dance binds the Armenian youth all over the world and to the homeland. Noubar Megerian stressed the importance of involving young people from the five churches of Philadelphia and the Academy of the Armenian Sisters to build Meghry’s professional reputation. Noubar Yeremian stressed the importance of community involvement to build and support Meghry.

Parents are also proud to see their children on stage performing the cultural and traditional dances of Armenia. Ani Semerjian said that Meghry is a commitment but a worthwhile investment to instill our rich Armenian culture through dance. She added that her daughter looks forward to working out every week.

The Meghry Dance Ensemble Committee and the Philadelphia Hamazkayin Varchootyoon express their gratitude to Meghry’s benefactors and friends for their overwhelming support.

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