By Alin K. Gregorian
BOSTON — The Sayat Nova Dance Company (SNDC) of Boston will perform in the 90th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City on November 24.
For Apo Ashjian, who founded the group more than 30 years ago, how they were chosen is mystifying but he and troupe of dancers are elated.
Speaking on Monday, November 7, he said, “None of us knows what happened. We went to Armenia over the summer to celebrate our 30th anniversary there and we gave multiple performances, some of them standing room only. There were all kinds of proclamations and awards and gold medals. We came back very proud of our achievements. A short time later we got an email on our website asking us to participate in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.”
He added, “Maybe somebody knew we came back from Armenia, maybe they made a phone call. They first asked us to submit a DVD. They wanted to make sure that the quality stays.”