Belisama presents Rhythm of Fire 2020 Sunday, Mar. 15 in Santa Fe. Photo Courtesy Belisama
Join Belisama Irish Dance at 2 p.m. Sunday, Mar. 15, a wee bit early for St. Patrick’s Day, at the James A Little Theater at the New Mexico School for the Deaf for Rhythm of Fire 2020, a family friendly celebration of dance and music from Ireland, Scotland, Spain and Mexico,
This year, Belisama is joined by special guests from the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Folklorico and Flamenco programs, as well as Highland Dance Albuquerque, for a fusion of traditional and contemporary Irish step-dancing styles with music that will have you clapping your hands and tapping your feet.
Tickets are $15 for children/students/seniors and $20 for adults. Visit www.ticketssantafe.org or call 988-1234 to purchase tickets.
Founded in 2006 by owner and director Adrienne Bellis and co-director Celia Bassett, Belisama Irish Dance School strives to help children and adults, ages 5 and up, to cultivate a love for traditional dance styles through a fun program that emphasizes health, creativity and cooperation. As well as performing with renowned artists such as Eileen Ivers, Leahy, Lunasa and Natalie MacMaster, Belisama performs regularly throughout the communities of Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Los Alamos at local and charity events. Several of our students have competed successfully throughout the United States and Ireland. View the full schedule of classes online at www.belisamairishdance.com.
Belisama (bel-i-SAH-ma) is a Celtic goddess recognized in Romano-Gaulish inscriptions which equate her with Roman goddess Minerva. The name translates as ‘summer bright;’ Belisama’s consort Belenus is God of the Sun, and she shares many attributes with him. Belisama is also associated with wisdom, healing, forge, and craft.