06-16-2007 – Weekend Two: 29th Annual San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival

29th Annual

San Francisco Ethnic Dance FestivalFeaturing: Arenas Dance CompanyChina Dance School and Theatre/Crystal LeeEl TunanteHearan ChungBarbary Coast CloggersKantuta Ballet Folkorico de BoliviaEnsambles Ballet Folklorico de San FranciscoTara Catherine PandeyaCharya Burt Cambodian Dance CompanyAbhinaya Dance CompanyTe Mana o Te Ra

Take an unforgettable journey around the world as you experience the breathtaking beauty and explosive energy of the 29th Annual San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival. Twenty nine companies representing dance traditions from 20 cultures and featuring more than three hundred of Northern California’s most acclaimed dancers and musicians will take to the stage over three weekends in June. The Festival is the largest and most prestigious gathering of its kind in the country. This year’s theme is Evocations with a different line up of performers each weekend. In addition, specially commissioned works will be presented by Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company, Diamano Coura West African Dance Company, Charya Burt Cambodian Dance and Jyoti Kala Mandir College of Indian Classical Arts. So come once or come three times, just don’t miss this extraordinary annual celebration of our global artistic heritage. Visit www.worldartswest.org for the full line up of performing groups by weekend.

WHAT: 29th Annual San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival – Twenty nine companies representing dance traditions from 20 cultures will perform over three weekends in June.

DATE:Every Saturday and Sunday from Saturday, June 9 through Sunday, June 24, 2007 (with a special Opening Night Gala on Saturday, June 9, 2007)

TIME:Saturdays, 2 and 8 pm; Sundays at 2 pm; with Openin gNight Gala festivities beginning at 6pm on Saturday, June 9

WHERE:Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, 3301 Lyon (at Bay), San Francisco

COST:$22-$36 with specially priced family matinees. Weekend passes and group discounts are available

TICKETS:Call 415.392.4400 or visitwww.cityboxoffice.com or www.tickets.com

INFO:Visit www.worldartswest.org or call (415) 474-3914