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10th Annual International Festival will feature over 900 performers - May 7, 2011

Folklorico dancers

 A continuous program of international music and dance on three stages featuring over 900 performers will highlight Soka University’s 10th Annual International Festival on Saturday, May 7th from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm.  Admission is free. Parking on campus is $10.  Soka’s International Festival is proud to be part of the Orange County Imagination Celebration presented in cooperation with Arts Orange County and the Orange County Department of Education. 

The International Festival also features a wonderful array of international food, art, ceramic demonstrations and sale, more than 200 non-profit and business exhibitors, children’s games, crafts and inflatable rides. Please carpool!

Performance Schedule for May 7, 2011

Groups performing at the 2011 International Festival:  

       Aliso Niguel High School Dance Team

       Aliso Niguel High School Men’s Choir/Bella Cantore Choir

       Anjum of the Dancing Belly

       Bolivia International Dance Group

       The California Conservatory of Dance Ensemble Dancers

       Claddagh School of Irish Dance

       Counter Balance of SUA

       DrumXCorps of SUA

       Eishinkan Aikido Dojo Martial Arts

       Fujima Kansei Odori Kai

       Ghungroo of SUA (Dances of India)

       Grupo Folklorico Los Sonadores

       Hip Hop Congress of SUA

       Huntington Beach Adult School Senior “Celebration”

       J.J. & the Habibis Laguna Beach Belly Dancers

       Josho Daiko of SUA (Taiko Drums)

       Ka Pilina Ho’olokahi of SUA

       Keep Soul of SUA

       LA Bunka-Kai (Japanese Dance)

       Laguna Woods Village Symphony and members of Saddleback College Emeritus Symphony Orchestra

       Lee’s Tae Kwon Do Foothill Ranch

       Llajtamasis from Bolivia

       Mei-Ling Lee Chinese Dance Group

       Naoki Atkins

       OCDC Chinese Dancing Group

       The Pin Peat Ensemble of the Spirit of Khmer Angkor

       Rhythm & Bangra of SUA

       Rhythmission of SUA (Hip Hop)

       Rio Hondo Dance Collective

       San Diego SGI Jazz Band

       Sarah al Nour/Global Grove

       Scandia Dancers of Southern California

       SGI-USA Myo’On Taiko

       SGI-USA Pearl Chorus

       Soka Cheerleading Club

       Son Merekumbe

       Soul Wings of SUA (Choir)

       Spirit Soul and Friends

       Sualseros of SUA (Salsa)

       Susana Elena Classical Spanish & Flamenco Dance

       Temple Bhajan Band


       US Blackbelt Academy

       V and T Dance

       Vita Leonis Philharmonic Orchestra of SUA

       Whiplash Kids Band

 The 103-acre Soka University campus is located at 1 University Drive, Aliso Viejo.   For a map and directions, see .  

Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo is a private, non-profit, four-year liberal arts college.  The campus has a 9:1 student/faculty ratio and an average class size of 13.  All students study a non-native language and do a semester of study abroad their junior year.   Founded on the Buddhist principles of peace, human rights and the sanctity of life, SUA offers a non-sectarian curriculum and is open to students of all nationalities and beliefs.

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