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Posted on: November 2, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Canton’s Village Theater To Host 2017 International Festival - November 18, 2017

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Experience music, dance, and drama from around the world when Canton’s International Festival returns to The Village Theater at Cherry Hill on Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. This annual cultural and educational festival celebrates the diversity of Canton and surrounding communities through song and dance on the main stage of The Village Theater, located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road, Canton, MI, 48187.

This year's featured performers include:  Hoaloha: Polynesian, New Zealand, & Tahitian Dance directed by Melanee Hirvela; Sunshine Children's Choir featuring Directors Howard Zhang & Sherry Yan; Ann Hua Waist Drum Team; The Tim O'Hare School of Traditional Irish Dance of Ann Arbor & Plymouth; Spring Group of PCCLC; Kuchipudi Dance Group, Directed by Sailaja Pullela; Canton Summit Dance Team; Michigan New Century Chinese School (MNCCS); Ann Arbor Li Ren Dance Team; Ebony Copper - Native American Flute with Wanda & Ron Jones; Anna Ballet & Dance with Choreographer Anna Lou; Asian Indian Dance of Canton, Choreographer Parul Shah; Inner-Action Dance, Choreographer Sharon Kang; Troy Chinese Classic Music Guzheng Team; Sunshine Chinese Dance Troupe; Peking Opera Club; Polish National Centennial Dancers, Lodge #53; Pipa Soloist, Angela Bolon (Student of Mr. Yuchen Tian); Joyas de Mexico Ballet, under the direction of Luly del Real; Sitar performance by Naveen Jackson, student of Manjula Verma; Yangtze Melody Group with Hua Qing Dance Group; Clivia Dance Group featuring choreography of Jessie Li; and the Bollyburn Dancers.


Cultural exhibits will be featured in the Village Theater's lobby during the event, with some items available for purchase.  Enjoy an International Sweets Table where favorite International desserts from local stores and bakeries will be offered at a nominal price.

Bring the whole family and travel the globe through music, dance and more. This event is presented by the all-volunteer Multicultural Committee of the Canton Commission for Culture, Arts and Heritage.

Tickets are just $2 per person at the door; cash only.  Audience members can get their hand stamped and come and go as they please throughout the day. Seating for this main stage production is general admission.

The Village Theater at Cherry Hill is a regional center for the arts that offers the magic of live theatre, soul-stirring music, the thrill of the dance, and the enjoyment of fine art exhibitions and events, in addition to providing a home for several cultural organizations and community groups.

For more information about the Canton International Festival, call 734/394-5300 or visit

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