28th Annual San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival
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The last date listed for 28th Annual San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival was Saturday June 10, 2006 / 2:00pm.
*Ensambles Ballet Folklorico de San Francisco
*The “Danza de los Negritos” from Veracruz, Mexico, danced in the Catholic Corpus Christi Fiesta
*Intricate South Indian bharatanatyam dance featuring rhythmic footwork and dedicated to Lord Rama
*Kariktan Dance Company
*_The Legend of Sarimanok_ from the Southern Philippines, danced with live music
*Argentine tango, as originated by impoverished immigrants in the 1880’s and adapted into Nuevo Tango in the late 20th century
*Hahbi’Ru Dance Ensemble
*A fiery Egyptian dance suite, showcasing traditional folkloric raqs sharki dance along with urban raqs baladi sensibilities
*Korean Youth Cultural Center
*_P’ungmul,_ a Korean folk dance from the pilbong tradition, now associated with student activism
*Chinese Performing Artists of America
*"Feng, Sui," a fan dance, integrating wind and water movements with Chinese martial arts influences
*Ballet Afsaneh Art & Culture Society
*_Safar-e Zamaan_ (Time’s Journey) – a unique blend of Kolyabi and Badakshani dance traditions from Tajikistan
*Intricate steps and vigorous kicks in a suite of rhythmic Greek dances from the island of Crete
*De Rompe y Raja
*A lively Afro-Peruvian festejo originating in the plantation fields of colonial Peru in the 18th century
*Graceful and poetic narrative interludes
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