About Folk Songs
Folk Songs for the Five Points is a celebration of cultural diversity and change, using “folk songs” as a metaphor to explore immigration and the formation of identity in New York’s Lower East Side.
The project isn’t about absolute answers or clear definitions. We are celebrating the unexpected richness that confronts you at every turn – from the many languages of Canal St to the endless complexity contained in words like “immigrant” and “folk song”.
The programs of the Northern company are made as concert-shows in which song and dance blend into one. Bound in several musical-choreographic scenes, they merge into one another and are dependent on a common plot and dynamic line.
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