This Dance, Music Storytelling, Poetry, Film and Food event will showcase our community’s expanding blend of cultural arts and literature, and will invite every resident to connect with their neighbors through a rich celebration of the many traditions and arts around us. World Village, a lively interactive event, will bridge communities, raise awareness and enhance cultural sensitivity while promoting diversity.
The ability to share ones cultural heritage builds a sense of pride and belonging. Feeling welcome and having a mechanism to share strengthens individuals, families and builds a confident, strong and inclusive society. The collaborative nature of art, music, film, dance and culture create the environment needed to open doors between ethnic groups in a vibrant and welcoming way. Through discovery of differences in art and culture, we also discover the many ways we are alike in our human experiences and values.
Through art workshops people will learn characters, words and symbols that reflect cultural heritage. Through dance workshops people will learn elements of movement that symbolize important events in other cultures, such as weddings, rites of passage, cultural celebrations and more. In the creation of music, people will first learn the purpose and history of the instruments and rhythms that enlist call and response interactions of musicians and also draw people together to listen, dance or play as they have done for thousands of years. These hands-on activities help us to transcend language barriers and more quickly integrate newer members of the community, especially those who have relocated from other countries.
What makes this event truly special is the chance to come together to celebrate the best and most treasured parts of who we are individually and as one vibrant and diverse community!
Your support makes it possible. Please consider the impact your dollars can make in directly delivering an experience that builds bridges across communities and generations through the power and beauty of the arts!
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