The dancing didn’t start immediately though. First Le Vent du Nord had to get to Wahpeton. With knuckles as white as the driven snow through which the ensemble drove, Le Vent du Nord pushed through 50 mph hours winds and white-out conditions the night of February 8 to finally reach its Wahpeton hotel about 2:45 a.m. that day.
Actually, the members of Le Vent du Nord were invited guests of the Pine Lake Fire Department and other emergency responders from the Rhinelander area. It was an exciting way to reach folks who do such important work in the community.
Variety marked Arts Midwest World Fest’s first trip to Wilmington, Ohio, with Aysenur Kolivar’s Turkish ensemble performing for people of all ages at diverse locations. And thanks to a team effort organized by Murphy Theater Executive Director Maretta Alden, the ensemble got to know many community members.
We’re always pleased when Arts Midwest World Fest ensembles connect with different audiences in our partner communities. Buckle up for a tour of your own and marvel at the many ways Baladino connected with folks in Brookings, South Dakota!