Mandala folk dance ensemble
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Mandala was an American folk dance performing group based in the Boston, Massachusetts area, which presented programs of dance and music from around the world, starting in the mid-1960s. The group's first director (1966-1968) was Robert Leibman. They performed in the Boston area, throughout the northeast, and occasionally at festivals around the world. Their repertoire included a wide variety of ethnicities, primarily European (Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian, Croatian, Russian, Hungarian, Romanian, English, Scottish, Irish, etc.) plus Mexican, American, Armenian, Chinese, and more. The group strove for authenticity in the traditions they represented. Many of their costumes were authentic; they created others from authentic models. In the early years they used recorded music for their performances; later they added their own orchestra.
- "Mandala Ensemble to perform at Elms' Veritas Auditorium". Union-News. Springfield, Massachusetts. November 16, 1990.
- National Endowment for the Arts Annual Report Archived 2011-10-12 at the Wayback Machine, 1984. p. 15, retrieved 9 October 2011.
- The Dance Heritage Coalition lists 8 choreographies and one musical medley performed by Mandala.
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