We are very excited to have such a variety of different cultures on one stage to engage the public community in an evening of cultural talent.
HONOURARY EVENT PATRON AND GUEST PERFORMER:
|We’re delighted to have the Mayor of the Town of Markham, Mayor Frank Scarpitti, support us as the Honourary Patron of our event taking place on October 30, Markham Theatre for Performing Arts.
Mayor Frank Scarpitti was first elected Mayor of the Town of Markham in 2006 for a four year term and in October of 2010 was re-elected for a subsequent four year term. He serves on York Region Council. He was first elected as Regional Councillor in 1985, and was re-elected seven times. At the Region, Mayor Scarpitti served as Chair of the Planning and Economic Development Committee and is currently a member of the Finance and Administration Committee, the York Region Rapid Transit Corporation, the Yonge Subway Advisory Task Force and the Police Services Board.
Mayor Scarpitti is Chair of PowerStream, serves on the Markham Stouffville Hospital Board and is a former member of the Markham Theatre Board and the Rouge Park Alliance. Mayor Scarpitti was Chair of Markham’s Olympic Torch Relay celebration, Honourary Chair of Markham Miracle: Helping Build Haiti’s Future and Honourary Chair of the Markham Rising Sun Campaign: Standing with Japan. He is the Co-Chair of the Capital Campaign for the Markham Stouffville Hospital Expansion
Mayor Scarpitti lives in Markham with his wife Nancy and their three children. He has been a Markham resident for 45 years.
HONOURARY SPONSOR AND GUEST PERFORMER:
Yakudo mesmerizes audiences with its inspired stage performance and style unlike any other Taiko group. A performance can range from the dark and mysterious to light and upbeat — a visual and musical journey that thrills the senses. Yakudo performs with one of the largest collections of authentic Taiko, outside of Japan. This includes their signature and very popular Odaiko – possibly the largest Taiko drum in Canada.
Yakudo has been thrilling people worldwide for about 20 years, with their dynamic and energetic performances combining the spiritual sound of the Taiko with martial arts-like choreography and contemporary music. Based in the GTA, they have developed a reputation within the local community and in the commercial industry for live performances and audio/film projects. They are a not-for-profit organization dedicated to sharing the Japanese culture through Taiko by teaching classes and conducting workshops and presentations.
Dance Caribe Performing Company (DCPC) was founded in 1989 under the direction of Martin Scott-Pascall. As a not-for- profit organization, the group from its beginnings has chosen as its roots Caribbean Dance as its main artistic expression.
Now celebrating 23years, DCPC’s repertoire of dances embraces the cultural diversity that is unique to the Caribbean. These dances are presented in their traditional form as well as in contemporary and modem dance styles preserving the energy and rhapsody of Caribbean cultural aesthetics.DCPC has a very strong performing history within the Caribbean Canadian community and over the years has maintained a very active participation in multicultural and international festivities throughout Metro Toronto and South Western Ontario, Québec, USA, Hong Kong and the Caribbean Dominica and Trinidad & Tobago.
The Myanmar Cultural Association of Brampton (MCAB) is a dynamic group of Myanmar enthusiasts, promoting Myanmar’s gentle people, its verdant lands, savoury cuisine, enchanting architecture and rich history. Our intention is to bring over this cultural essence and add its deep hues to the colours of Canada.
MCAB, a not for profit organization founded in November 2005, is proud to assist you in exploring the natural beauty of Myanmar and to help the people of Myanmar become a part of the International community. If you would like to travel to Myanmar, to participate in MCAB cultural events, assist in developing a student exchange program, provide your Canadian experiences to those in Myanmar interested in studying or immigrating, or share any other creative ways to enrich our communities, we would be delighted to hear from you!
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Chi-Ping Dance Group (CPDG) is a well-known non-profit organization founded in 1984 that aims to promote multiculturalism and the richness of Chinese heritage through Chinese dance. Over the years, Chi-Ping Dance Group has hosted several public shows and provided opportunities for young Canadians to better understand Chinese culture and enhance their performing skills through different performances in classical, folk and contemporary dance styles. Chi-Ping Dance Group not only promotes student participation in cultural activities but is dedicated to teach, support and uncover the special talents of young dancers in obtaining their goals in pursuing their dance interests.
Under the direction of professional and first-class instructors, members have been:
- Invited to participate in several workshops in Beijing, Yunnan, and Shenzhen in China
- In 2000, represented Canada at the International Folklore Festival held in Zacatecas, Mexico
- In 2004, invited by Dr. Stanley Ho to perform in Macau, Hong Kong, and Zhong Shan, China
- Recognized by municipal and provincial authorities for their outstanding volunteering achievements and participation in numerous fundraising events since 1994
- Won countless awards for excellent choreography and performances in national and North American dance competitions
Chi-Ping Dance Group will be celebrating their 27th Anniversary on October 22, 2011 (Sat) with a Gala Show at Markham Theatre with its cast of 100 performers.
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For over 30 years, the Menaka Thakkar Dance Company has been a unique treasure in Canada’s dance world. Canada’s oldest Indian dance company exposes audiences to the stunning beauty of traditional Indian dance, while remaining open to other dance cultures in the creation of new works. The company uses the language of many dance styles to re-interpret ancient themes and introduce contemporary concepts.
The Menaka Thakkar Dance Company and its Artistic Director, Menaka Thakkar, have earned a reputation for artistic excellence, presenting works that are visually spectacular and infused with drama.The Menaka Thakkar Dance Company has a large repertoire of choreographic work by Menaka Thakkar as well as some acquired works. The MTDC repertoire includes traditional and contemporary works in Bharatanatyam and Odissi. As an innovator in the presentation of Indian dance, Menaka Thakkar has also choreographed a number of exciting new works often fusing Indian dance styles with contemporary dance styles from other cultures.
In addition to presenting new works in its Toronto home season, the Company frequently tours across Canada and internationally. In fact, this is the first professional Canadian company of Indian Dance to tour extensively in India, where it has been met enthusiastically in Madras, Calcutta, Ahmedabad, New Delhi, Hyderabad, and Bombay. It maintains a program of school residencies through the year and often invites guest dancers and choreographers from other companies from Canada, India, England, and the U.K.
We’re excited to have Inah Patrizia, Winner of the Sing For Your Heart Asian Canadian Talent Search by the Canadian Multicultural Council, perform for us at the Lions Multicultural Variety Show!Also ask about her upcoming First Solo Concert, ‘It’s About Time!’ December 11, 2011 (Sun)
6:00pm at John Paul II Polish Cultural Centre
4300 Cawthra Road, Mississauga, ON
Call Cecille at 647.300.3764
K-Pophilic is a group that consists of very talented young students of the renown Vivace Music Academy in Toronto. The current owner and director of the academy, Seo-Hoo, is also known to have been a famous pop singer in Korea. The academy is known to birth very successful singers that have won and received high awards in several Chinese and Korean singing competitions in Toronto. Their performance for the evening will feature Korean pop music and models sporting traditional Korean wear from the Cecil Hanbok Boutique and Korean Hanbok Association Canada Branch. The singers for the evening will include: Sang-hyun Park, Cheol-hee Park, Sang-bum Lee, Su-bin Lee, Yeo-wul Han, Joyce Lee.
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The Irish Dance Studio has been serving the York Region area since 1996. Since its’ inception, the Irish Dance Studio has been teaching the art of Irish Dance to students of all ages, from toddler to adult. With our recent expansion, our curriculum has now opened up to include ballet, jazz, hip hop, acro, musical theatre, lyrical and tap classes in conjunction with our existing Irish classes.
The Irish Dance Studio is located in Newmarket, just 2 minutes west of Highway 404, at the southwest corner of Bayview Ave. and Mulock Dr. Our newly renovated space now offers three full studios with sprung floors, barres and mirrors, as well as two separate waiting areas, change room facilities and a homework/lunchroom. Each of our studios has a viewing window for your convenience.
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