The Aman Folk Ensemble (1963/1964-2004) was founded by Anthony Shay and Leona Wood when they merged their respective companies Village Dancers and “Friends of Arabic Dance”. The company was affiliated with UCLA and enjoyed the support of the UCLA Student Activities office in its early years. During its long life, Aman became recognized internationally for its exuberant, authentic recreations of a wide variety of world dance cultures.
For more information, visit the 50th anniversary website at: www.amansociety.com
or read Michael Alexander’s recollections in the articles section below.
Artistic Directors: Anthony Shay and Leona Wood
Location: Los Angeles