11th Annual Winter Worldfest 2010


Celebrating our Culture during the Holidays

11th Annual Winter Worldfest
November 26-28, 2010
Seattle Center House, FREE
  Schedule available in September

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Winter Worldfest, produced by Ethnic Heritage Council and Seattle Center in association with Seattle Center Winterfest presented by KOMO 4 TV. The festival features some of the area's best ethnic entertainment in music and dance performances all three days and a Holiday World Market. Admission is free. Make Winter Worldfest a tradition for your family and friends!

Winter Worldfest hours:

Friday, November 26: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday, November 27: 12 noon - 5 p.m.

Sunday, November 28: 12 noon - 5 p.m.

Performances include: One Crazy Raven, a Native American Presentation by storyteller Gene Tagaban; Juliana & PAVA, Ancient Russian Folk Songs; Ocheami, Traditional Ghanaian Dance & Music; Jacquelina's "Dances of Spain" Spanish Flamenco; Filipiniana Dance Company, Traditional Folk Dance of the Philippines; Vela Luka Croatian Dance Ensemble, Music and Dance of Croatia.

Winter Worldfest is produced by the Ethnic Heritage Council. Sponsors include: Seattle Center, The Boeing Company and SAFECO Insurance. The event is supported by 4Culture and Seattle Foundation. Since EHC's inception in 1980, the Council has worked to promote inter-ethnic communication and cultural preservation in the Northwest. EHC continues to produce international festivals, a public July 4th Naturalization Ceremony; publishes a monthly Newsletter and Calendar of Northwest Ethnic and Cultural Events, and provides a referral service to schools, government agencies and private citizens. Publications and information about the Council will be available throughout the weekend.

Photos available: www.pbase.com/jal/worldfest2009 Photos by Jal Schrof

Friday, November 26, 1pm-6pm:

1:00* - 1:45Keith Highlanders Pipe Band and Bentzen School of Highland Dance
* Seattle Center Winterfest Opening Ceremony
2:00 - 2:45Te Fare O Tamatoa - Tahitian Dancing & Drumming & the Legend of Punaauia
3:00 - 3:45"One Crazy Raven" - Native American Storytelling, Flute, Music & Dance
4:00 - 4:30Juliana & PAVA - Ancient Russian Folk Songs & Instruments
4:45 - 5:00Kalalaya School for the Performing Arts - Indian Classical Dance Solo
5:15 - 6:00Ocheami - Traditional Ghanaian Dance, Music & Storytelling

Saturday, November 27, 12noon - 5pm:

12:00 - 12:30Kisbetyárok Family Dance Group - Hungarian Dance for All Ages
12:45 - 1:15Filipiniana Dance Company - Traditional Folk Dance & Songs of the Philippines
1:30 - 2:00Katrilli Finnish Folkdancers - Lucia Procession & Holiday Dances of Finland
2:15 - 2:45Kabuki Academy - Japanese Dance & Shamisen Music
3:00 - 3:30Karavans Dance Troupe - Folkloric & Tribal Dances from the Mid-East, North Africa & Persia
3:30 - 4:00Urvasi - Odissi Classical Indian Dance
4:15 - 5:00Barvinok Ukrainian Dance Team - Ukrainian Folk Dance and Songs

Sunday, November 28, 12noon - 5pm:

12:00 - 12:30Jacquelina's "Dances of Spain"
12:45 - 1:30Melody Dance Group - Chinese Folk, Modern & Traditional Dance
1:45 - 2:15Enzian Schuhplattler - German Bavarian Schuhplattler & Alpine Dance
2:30 - 3:00Joyas Mestizas - Mexican Folkdance
3:15 - 4:00Vela Luka Croatian Dance Ensemble & Ruže Dalmatinke - Music & Dance of Croatia
4:15 - 5:00Comerford School of Irish Dance - Traditional Irish Step Dance

Schedule subject to change

Photos by Jal Schrof available at: http://www.pbase.com/jal (click on Winter Worldfest) Photos by Jal Schrof © Ethnic Heritage Council