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Thank you for your support of Turn, Turn, Turn!. Stay tuned for additional performances + tour dates.

View our new “Shakti Caravan” website to discover our current work in India.

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Read our feature article in Dance Studio Life magazine .

Read the  New York Times Review of Pastures of Plenty.

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A message from Natalie Merchant

The Vanaver Caravan, situated in the Hudson Valley, NY, is a world touring company of dancers and musicians that presents a variety of entertaining and informative programs that synthesize various ethnic and regional styles, ranging from Appalachian clogging to flamenco with a range of modern theater techniques.

Peace is an ongoing process.
We envision a world where people understand and respect one another –
where ourdifferences unite rather than divide us.  Recognizing that the arts often communicate
what words fail to express, the mission of The Vanaver Caravan is to inspire,
through dance and music, the harmonious co-existence of world cultures and traditions, and
to promote 
peace and celebrate our humanity.


Be part of our new production…

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Critical Acclaim:

“The world famous (Jacob’s Pillow) international dance festival could not have found a more perfect attraction for families than The Vanaver Caravan. The 35 year old company delivered an astounding afternoon of international music and dance that pleased children and adults alike.”  – Larry Murray, Berkshire OnStage

“You’ll have to see The Vanaver Caravan to believe the high professional skills they have developed to bring out the old folk traditions – and then to see how they make the audience feel part of the show. In the end, everyone is on their feet cheering!”
– Pete Seeger

“These highly versatile performers all eagerly explore every cranny of their art and create an evening alight with the joy of discovery!” – Doris Hering, Dance Magazine

Additional Productions:

Other currently touring shows include the multicultural journey EarthBeat!, and Pastures of Plenty – Woody Guthrie in Dance & Music and Into the Light! Click on a picture below to see a preview video of each show:


Pastures of Plenty                                                         Into the Light!                                                             Earthbeat!


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