28th Annual San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival
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The razor-sharp wit of famed stand-up Paula Poundstone will be on full display, as she slices and dices her way through an evening of keen cultural commentary. Famed for a quick mind that always manages to come up with the perfect quip, Poundstone is a master of riffing off the crowd. It's also why she's the perfect panelist for NPR's Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!, where she's featured alongside some of the nation's leading pundits. She broke through in 1990 with her acclaimed HBO special Cats, Cops and Stuff, and was both the first woman to be invited to perform at the White House Correspondents' dinner and the first woman to win a CableACE Award for Best Stand-Up Comedy Special. Still knocking them dead as a headliner, Poundstone released her latest comedy disc, I Heart Jokes: Paula Tells Them in Boston, in April 2013, and has recently toured as part of the A Prairie Home Companion live show. Learn More
<p>Ensambles Ballet Folklorico de San Francisco
The “Danza de los Negritos” from Veracruz, Mexico, danced in the Catholic Corpus Christi Fiesta</p> <p>Izumi Sato
Intricate South Indian bharatanatyam dance featuring rhythmic footwork and dedicated to Lord Rama</p> <p>Kariktan Dance Company
The Legend of Sarimanok from the Southern Philippines, danced with live music</p> <p>LiberTango Dancers
Argentine tango, as originated by impoverished immigrants in the 1880's and adapted into Nuevo Tango in the late 20th century</p> <p>Hahbi'Ru Dance Ensemble
A fiery Egyptian dance suite, showcasing traditional folkloric raqs sharki dance along with urban raqs baladi sensibilities</p> <p>Korean Youth Cultural Center
P'ungmul, a Korean folk dance from the pilbong tradition, now associated with student activism</p> <p>Chinese Performing Artists of America
"Feng, Sui," a fan dance, integrating wind and water movements with Chinese martial arts influences</p> <p>Ballet Afsaneh Art & Culture Society
Safar-e Zamaan (Time's Journey) - a unique blend of Kolyabi and Badakshani dance traditions from Tajikistan</p> <p>Minoan Dancers
Intricate steps and vigorous kicks in a suite of rhythmic Greek dances from the island of Crete</p> <p>De Rompe y Raja
A lively Afro-Peruvian festejo originating in the plantation fields of colonial Peru in the 18th century</p> <p>Amara Tabor-Smith
Graceful and poetic narrative interludes</p>
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The mission of World Arts West is to present and to promote ethnic and cultural diversity through the performance and teaching of world dance traditions.
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