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.
New performances/groups added to our festival this year include: The Ann-Hua Waist Drum Team from Ann Arbor, a Chaoxian Nationality Folk Dance by the Ann-Hua Adult dance group, the Jade Chinese Dance Studio, Polish Centennial Dancers, Native American Flute performed by Wanda Jones, Calivia Adult Dance of Ann-Hua, Reflejos Latinos representing Venezuela, and the Troy Chinese Classic Music Guzheng Team.
These familiar favorite performers will also delight audiences once again: Greater Detroit Chinese Dance and Ballet; Julzie Gravel; Joyas de Mexico Ballet; Steppers, Mimes, and Praise Dancers from New Hope Baptist Church in Wayne; Cherry Blossoms; Little Angels; New Century Chinese School; Senior Chinese American Golden Age Troupe; Yangtzee Melody Group; Hoaloha Polynesian Dancers of Plymouth; The Spring Group; PC-Chinese Learning Center; The Tim O’Hare School of Traditional Irish Dance; Triple Threat Dance & Theatre Company; Sitar performances by students of Manjula Verma; and Indian Folk Dance by students of Parul Shah.
Numerous cultural exhibits will be featured in The Village Theater’s lobby and cultural items from around the world will also be available for purchase during the event. Enjoy an International Sweets Table where favorite International desserts from Metro Detroit area bakeries will be available for purchase.
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. 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.