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Join in a celebration of diversity as a variety of cultures from around the world will be showcased on Saturday, June 20, 2015, from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Heritage Park Amphitheater, located in Canton, MI Canton’s Liberty Fest continues its popular tradition of hosting an International Festival during its highly-anticipated summer community event. Join in a celebration of diversity as a variety of cultures from around the world will be showcased on Saturday, June 20, 2015, from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Heritage Park Amphitheater, located in Canton, MI.
Festival-goers are encouraged to stop by the outdoor amphitheater on Saturday to enjoy free performances that communicates across cultural and linguistic barriers from countries across the globe, including: China; India; Italy; Mexico; New Zealand; Poland; and Polynesia; and Sri Lanka; the United States of America and Tahiti.
“Our International Festival is a great opportunity for audience members to experience music and dance from around the globe that bridge cultures and musical ideas all in one location,” said Canton Arts Coordinator Jennifer Tobin. “Audiences will be delighted as the stage comes alive with colorful costuming, exotic instruments and stirring rhythms when these talented individuals share their heritage and some traditions that date back centuries.”
Groups and performers expected to take the stage, include: Great Lakes Taiji Group, presented by New Century Chinese School; Sunshine Children’s Choir; Sadhana Dance Theater; Julzie Gravel; Senior Chinese American Golden Years Troupe and The Spring Group; Steppers, Mimes, Praise Dancers – New Hope Church of Wayne; Polish Centennial Dancers; Verdi Opera Theatre of Michigan’s Soprano Madeline Harts, Tenor Dorian Dillard, and Mezzo Soprano Laura Reaper; Hoaloha Polynesian, New Zealand, & Tahitian Dance; Dance the Life Mantra Academy; Sitar players: Charvik Vaishnav, Naveen Jackson, & Anuj Patel – students of Manjula Verma; on the Tabla: Rohan Vaishnav; Greater Detroit Chinese Dance & Ballet; Joyas de Mexico Ballet; Chinese Dance & Instrumental Performance and Canton Plymouth Chinese Learning Center; Sri Lankan Dance Performances; Little Angels Dance Team – Ann Hua Chinese School & Bin Wu Cherry Blossom Dancers; Indian Folk Dance by Students of Parul Shah; Michigan Shakespeare Festival Sword Fight ; and Yangtzee Melody Group.
This year’s dynamic performances at the International Festival are appropriate for children, adults, seniors, and students. Over a dozen acts are scheduled to appear to celebrate a wide range of cultural offerings at the Heritage Park Amphitheater. This global celebration will also include cultural exhibits on display featuring worldly and exotic items for sale creating a festive international atmosphere.
Canton Leisure Services is hosting three action-packed days of family fun from June 18 – 20, 2015, in beautiful Heritage Park, located adjacent to Canton’s Administration Building, west of Canton Center Road between Cherry Hill Road and Summit Parkway.
For more detailed information about this year’s International Festival and all things related to Canton’s Liberty Fest, please visit www.cantonlibertyfest.com or call 734/394-5460.