The Sayat Nova Dance Company is in New York City to perform in front of millions during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
According to the Armenian dance group’s website, Sayat Nova will appear on the NBC broadcast at about 10:30 a.m.
The Thanksgiving Parade draws a crowd of about 3.5 million, and is seen by more than 50 million TV viewers. The broadcast will be shown in Boston on WHDH Channel 7, and begins at 9 a.m.
Sayat Nova was founded in 1986 by director/choreographer Apo Ashjian. The group’s mission is “to preserve and promote the Armenian culture, primarily through the art of dance; To foster an atmosphere of friendship among individuals sharing the pride and indomitable spirit of the Armenian people; To further educate and elevate multicultural awareness within all ethnic communities worldwide.”
The group has performed at other major venues, including: Boston’s Hatch Shell, Boston Common’s Outside the Box Festival, the Emerson Majestic Theatre, Jacob’s Pillow, Gillette stadium, and Armenia’s reputable Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet.