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WorldFest Fun!

  • Post Date4/18/2006
  • Reading Time1 minute read

For 2 days, the sounds of laughter, music, and applause rang through the Spurlock Museum. WorldFest! What a wonderful time!

  • people making craft on a long table
    The crafts area was a great place to meet and create
  • drum performance
    Precision timing
  • lady child and dog puppet
    You move him like this...

Visitors of all ages came to the Museum March 31 and April 1 to enjoy 3 great performances for the price of 1:

  • Franceska’s Marionettes danced their way around the world, from European folk dances to Hawaiian hula to a performance by Elvis himself!
  • Dan Keding brought his audiences into the worlds of ancient Greece and Rome, telling myths of love and conflict, praise and prayer.
  • JASC Tsukasa Taiko revealed the energy of taiko drumming and the beauty of lute and flute music to visitors in the Knight Auditorium.

In addition to the performances, everyone had a chance to decorate a paper Egyptian mummy mask and a paper Japanese kimono.

The spring, 2006 WorldFest was sponsored in part by East Asian and Pacific Studies at the University of Illinois and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. We thank them for their continued support.